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 […]Read More Baikonur Cosmodrome
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?!
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 […]Read More Repost: Soviet Dogs and History
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
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