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Something About The Baikonur Cosmodrome

Perhaps one of the contributing factors that caused me to become a borderline Russophile is their Space Program.  People like me cut their teeth on forbidden, threatening places like the old Soviet Union.  The deeply arcane, yet highly promoted Soviet … Continue reading

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Lunokhod 2 Transmits Data

The USA vs. Russia space race is more nuanced than many of us realize.  We’re already aware that the big push happened in the 1950s with the public’s learning of the Sputnik satellite program of the USSR.  The Soviet Union … Continue reading

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