whither_apophis: Sputnik 1 went "beep beep beep"
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Vogon Poet: Richard Feynman made the point in 1963 that the Soviet Union was anti-science, and it was exceedingly difficult to develop new ideas there. The problem was far worse in biology (the government rejected Mendelian genetics and outlawed any work based on it) but it set them back in all sciences.
baufan2005: Russia had a rocket ready to go a week before the US. It's said that their plan was to send Cosmonauts to the moon with no way to return them. So basically go to the moon so we can be first and die a heroic death for your country. But that rocket exploded on the launch pad.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mugato: unyon: Mugato: We had Stanley Kubrick.And the Von Braun group.Von Braun was the director of photography?Special effects
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