In 1971, the first successful Mars lander was wiped out, probably by a dust storm. Continue reading →
In 1964, Gagarin took up the challenge of designing the Soviets' first spaceplane. ->
In the March of 1961, Ivan Ivanovich was the Soviet's singing unsung hero. ->
After the crew of Voskhod 2 managed to return to Earth, their struggle for survival was hardly over. ->
In the early days of the Soviet space program, there were a number of phantom cosmonauts apparently killed in the line of duty.
Fifty-five years ago today, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite. The feat would prove to spook the American public.
I genuinely love Frank Herbert's "Dune" and despite disappointment in the way a lot of things played out after the first book, I still think it's a fantastic universe. After all, you have a richly textured, far-future setting full of giant monsters, feuding houses, philosophical commentar...
Moon bound turtles on Zond 5 gave NASA another reason to push for the moon on Apollo 8.
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