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Old 02-23-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Cross "For Space Exploration".

This medal is being sold as a Russia Space Merit medal. Never seen it before. Any comments? Opinions?
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
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This is one of the "medals" / badges that seem to be awarded by the Russian "Plesetsk Space Rocket Center". It is not "official".

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Latitude 62.8o N Longitude 40.1o E

In 1957, the first of several pads at Plesetsk Cosmodrome for launches of the old R7 or A-class missiles-rockets were constructed in support of the USSR's then-infant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. The pads and ICBM rockets moved to active duty in 1960. For a long time, Plesetsk Cosmodrome was the world's busiest spaceport. However, it eventually was overtaken by Baikonur as launch campaigns were transferred to newer space boosters at Tyuratam. Today, there are launch pads -- for Cosmos, Soyuz/Molniya Tsyklon and Zenit space boosters. Plesetsk Cosmodrome is located in Russia at 2.8oN and 40.1oE, which allows the launch of communications satellites and spy satellites to polar and highly elliptical orbits. Range safety restrictions limit flights from Plesetsk to 62.8o, 67.1o, 73-74o, 82-83o.

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Old 04-19-2005, 10:02 AM   #3
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It is official medal, not touristic, but it's not awarded by the Russian space federation. The name for the badge is: Honored badge - for space exploration. It was introduced in 1999, and several organizations are awarding those medals - the space exploration veterans is among them.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Honorary Sign For Space Exploration

Here's an Honorary Sign <For Space Exploration> that I picked up:
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:42 AM   #5
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Are you sure that it is original? The center medallion isn't even properly aligned, which is quite strange for these.

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Old 05-13-2008, 08:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Lapa View Post

Are you sure that it is original? The center medallion isn't even properly aligned, which is quite strange for these.

Do you think there are fakes?:confused::mad:
Here is mine - 100000% original. Is there a difference?
If this award is faked, it's like a terrorism in our hobby :mad::(
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Re: Federal Space Agency Cross "For Space Exploration".

Here is the Cross "For Space Exploration" (Крест "За Освоение Космоса") . There seems to be quite a few of them about.
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