There were a couple of Soviet space history posts published on The Guardian’s pages on 1 Sept. Both talk about the dogs for the Soviet space program. However, this one talks about the Soviet Union’s odd hero-worship of the dogs that were sent into space through their space program. The post also mentions some of […]Read More The History of Soviet Space Dogskis
Another of my Clearancejobs.com posts, this time about history, the CIA, the Soviet Union, and a “kidnapped” space capsule. How does that happen? Read the post, How the CIA Kidnapped a Space Capsule, to find out.Read More How the CIA Kidnapped a Space Capsule
Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break. So you’re currently looking at some of the Clearancejobs.com articles about space I’ve written. I’ll be interspersing these throughout for a little bit (not long). This particular article was posted on Clearancejobs.com on 6 December, 2013. Interested in a little aerospace history? With all of […]Read More Russia to China, Over the Moon
The previous lesson left you hanging, maybe even perturbed, with the question of why anyone would want to use a satellite in a highly elliptical orbit (HEO). After all, a HEO satellite requires a ground station or two with a moveable (steerable) antenna to speak to it (or the satellite’s antenna has to be gimbaled […]Read More Why Space Matters: HEO Satellite Operations, Part 3–What’s the Frequency, Komrade(th)?
Mental Floss is always a fun read. But imagine my surprise when my spouse tells me there are pictures of old and rotting nuclear missiles and an old Soviet launch control center (or capsule) on their site. The Soviet capsule is shaped differently from the capsules I worked in while watching my Minuteman missiles. Current US […]Read More Photos of An Old Nuclear Missile Target