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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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The Echos

If you’re familiar with those small shiny, metallic Mylar plastic party balloons, you can imagine balloons of a far more massive size made out of much the same material. Aerospace and atmospheric scientists originally thought up the idea of using large, … Continue reading

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