Below is just a fun little clip one of the people I work with shared. As much fun as the gentleman narrating the clip is having at the expense of Soyuz (it’s all tongue in cheek), we really need to remember one thing: it’s the only way we can get people up to the ISS and back […]Read More The Soft Landing?!
12 April 1961 is another of those important dates humans shouldn’t forget. It was the day a human first entered space, if only for 108 minutes. That human was a Soviet Cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin. The Daily Kos posted this article yesterday, giving some information on the Space Race between the US and USSR, and […]Read More Soviet Space History
Jon Stewart had a decent clip on the Daily Show last night about China’s landing on the moon and the whole “space race” meme the media is trying to gin up. Have fun–here’s the clip–“Space Race 1957:” http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-december-16-2013/space-race-1957Read More Daily Show talks a little about the “Space Race”
Here’s at least one video, on Jalopnik’s page, of a failed launch. Note, Jalopnik’s accompanying post of why the Soviets failed to get to the moon before the United States seems to be supposition, but likely true. The Soviets made their equipment more complicated (see the article), giving Murphy (or perhaps the Imp of the […]Read More Old footage of Soviet rocket launch attempts