The Iron Curtain is a relative term. Did Stalin hate America? Passionate love is hate. Now all official Russia is very fond of the West and keeps money in Western offshores. Our country secretly adores America. A good example of this is these reprints in old Soviet magazines and books from...
I just found this picture in an old Italian magazine:
The caption says it is a special amphibian veichle to recover the Mercury capsule. The picture was taken during an exercise, using a mockup of the Mercury, with the same dimensions and mass.
On this day in 1951, the Soviet Union launched the R-1 rocket into space with two dogs. The names of the dogs were Dezik and Cigan the flight lasted 20 minutes and the rocket reached an altitude of 110 km
these were the first living beings to leave the earth
Found on the bay a (yet undocumented here) 1967 report authored by H.H. Koelle (Institute of space Technology / Berlin Technical University).
The "student" study report might bear some interest today.
The Russian military has finally revealed the rocket-propelled grenade weapon system developed for the Almaz space station project in the 1970s.
I really love this web site it has so much fantastic info on the hidden or forgotten space projects. Sadly, I don’t visit this website enough due to my projects.
In 1989 I had my old boardgame Liftoff! Race to the Moon published; a simulation for four players with alternate proposed ways of...
In the document below, at page 23 there is the following sentence:
"During the early 1960s, the U.S. Navy was also researching possible ASAT capabilities. Early efforts focused on matching a Navy Sparrow anti-aircraft missile with a Polaris Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) but these...
As said in the title... all the robotic planetary missions launched in the 70's left a spare spacecraft on the ground (and later, at the NASM aerospace museum).
There were good reasons for that
- providing spares
- ground testing
- backup in case of failures (Mariner 8...)
The Right Stuff is an upcoming American drama television series, which is based on the 1979 book of the same name by Tom Wolfe. It is set to premiere at the streaming service Disney+ on October 9th, 2020.
This series might be good.:)