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    The 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight

    The 12th April is the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin being the first man in space. Here’s this weeks Archive on 4 about that historic trip. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v24g
  2. Grey Havoc

    Luna 4

  3. Grey Havoc

    Red Atlas

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/10/maps-soviet-union-ussr-military-secret-mapping-spies/ https://www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps/ http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo24760505.html
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    The story of the docking of Soyuz 4 & 5

    Another interesting historical video from Scott Manley:
  5. Arjen

    Alexei Leonov has passed away

    First man to spacewalk, one of the five on the Soyuz-Apollo flight.
  6. Grey Havoc

    OGAS - a planned Soviet national computer network

    The full name was 'The All-State Automated System for the Gathering and Processing of Information for the Accounting, Planning and Governance of the National Economy, USSR' (OGAS being a Russian acronym for the first four words). It has been described as the 'Soviet Internet'. It might be more...
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    X-30A COPPER CANYON and Tupolev Tu-2000A

    My 3D models of two comparable 1980s SSTO projects: This one is meant to represent the "Government baseline" vehicle that was the end result of the $5.5-million COPPER CANYON study program run in 1984-1985, and input for NASP Phase 2. It was scaled up somewhat from the initial "du Pont...
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    Soviet Union Manned Lunar Program...

    http://www.myspacemuseum.com/sovspac1.htm ;) http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lk.htm
  9. Triton

    Soviet Navy Project 748 submarine landing ship

    In August 1965 TsKB-16, later Rubin, was directed to respond to the Tactical-Technical Elements (TTE) requirement for a large diesel-electric submarine LST designated Project 748. The design bureau, realizing the limitations of conventional propulsion for this submarine's missions, additionally...
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    Project 1080 (Soviet Union)

    Soviet Navy Project 1080 ballistic missile cruiser. The intention was to create a land-attack capability similar to that offered by a US Navy aircraft carrier. Design work was begun in 1970 by Neva PKB. General Characteristics Displacement: 15,000 to 16,000 tons Length: 215 meters (705 feet)...
  11. Triton

    Soviet Lunar Expeditionary Complex

    Can anyone recommend a good English source for information concerning Valentin Glusko's Lunar Expeditionary Complex beyond the Russian Space Web site and Astronautix, either books or websites? Does anyone have concept art they would be willing to share? I have been on the Buran web site. It's...