Weekly Spatial Resolutions

Stories I happened upon during the past week. “…the Government Accountability Office warned that costs for national security space launches are rising…” Aand, here we go again: http://spacenews.com/congressional-auditors-raise-red-flags-on-eelv-costs-national-security-launch-industrial-base/. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an annual report and noted AGAIN concerns about excessive costs surrounding the United States Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program […]

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Baikonur Cosmodrome

I found this 2001 Air & Space article during my research about Sputnik-1, the world’s first artificial satellite. It’s a very good first person account of a visit out to the Baikonur Cosmodrome and some of the run-ups and rituals for launching from there. The writer was there for a launch of the first permanent International Space […]

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Repost: Soviet Dogs and History

This is a repost of a post from 3 Sept 2014.  For those who just needed a reminder, yesterday was the 57th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s second satellite launched into space.  This time with a dog named Laika on board.  And while the Soviets’ accomplishment of launching the first living being into space shouldn’t […]

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The History of Soviet Space Dogskis

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 […]

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