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(Encyclopedia Astronautica)   "Why didn't the Russians beat the Americans in the moon race? Reviewing the matter with hindsight, it might better be asked -- how did they expect to win? "   (astronautix.com) divider line 9
    More: Interesting, Russians, Americans, Academy of Sciences, moon landings, Russians beat, launch complexes, space researches, Wernher von Braun  
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2013-12-08 11:43:54 PM  
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whither_apophis: Sputnik 1 went "beep beep beep"


www.nndb.com

And I was like "uhhh"?

/it devoured my paper
2013-12-08 04:00:18 PM  
2 votes:
Our Germans were better than their Germans.
2013-12-08 01:34:13 PM  
2 votes:
We had Stanley Kubrick.
2013-12-09 02:04:13 AM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: [img.fark.net image 434x550]


www.jkrglobal.com
"Too many engines."

www.lightmasterstudios.co.uk
2013-12-08 07:51:05 PM  
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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.



Could never happen here in the U. S. of A., no way.  Our politicians are super pro-research and not ideologically opposed to certain kinds of research and would never interfere with scientists' pursuits. Uh huh.

cdn.motinetwork.net
2013-12-08 05:18:28 PM  
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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.


Why bother with the expense of a return vehicle when you could pack a couple of knives and hijack the American ship that was going to be there a week later?

/not serious
2013-12-08 04:39:14 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-12-08 02:34:57 PM  
1 votes:
You know, a lot of people in this thread are just asking to be biatch-slapped by Buzz Aldrin.
2013-12-08 02:26:47 PM  
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MaudlinMutantMollusk: Mugato: unyon: Mugato: We had Stanley Kubrick.

And the Von Braun group.

Von Braun was the director of photography?

Special effects


Damn, I wish I could have met him. Doing VFX in front of a computer is so boring. Practical FX in the 60s, especially stuff on the moon was probably a lot more fun.
 
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