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(Discovery)   Did the Soviets cover up the deaths of cosmonauts prior to launching Sputnik or Yuri Gagarin's mission? Don't know, but "phantom Soviet cosmonaut" is a cool Halloween costume   ( news.discovery.com) divider line
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2012-10-29 02:10:48 PM  
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I think this belongs here. Sort of:

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2012-10-29 12:32:10 PM  
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Ground control to Major Tomovich...
2012-10-29 02:11:08 PM  
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2012-10-29 02:09:18 PM  
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Y'know, I seen me a mermaid once. I even seen me a shark eat an octopus. But I ain't never seen no phantom Russian cosmonaut.
2012-10-30 03:08:35 AM  
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daxxenos: MrEricSir: I have to think that if the Soviets had been more open about these things, most of these theories about their dead cosmonauts would look about as dumb as the moon landing conspiracy theories.

Seems to me NASA has taken more of a duct tape approach to space travel than the Soviets ever did, and has had the accidents to prove it.

Sorry, you don't know shiat about any of this. NASA was spectacularly careful with it's people. The problem is when a system works for a long time without any problems, the managers get lazy. They stop asking the engineers if they can make a modification, Eventually, all those mods stack up to the point where you get a cascade effect, and people die. Reseach Apollo 1On the secrecy part, the Feds didn't have any trouble or any doubt that they should hide Soviet failures, or spend all their time refuting Communist propaganda. Why? Because the last thing the CIA and NSA wanted was for the Russians to know just how good our ELINT and HUMINT were. We listened to ALL of their radio traffic, huge chunks of their telephone traffic, and they were doing the same things to us. Example: The USS Parche hooked a nuclear tape recorder to an underwater telephone cable that ran across the Sea of Okhotsk. It used induction to read every conversation from the cable and record it. Look it up. Operation Ivy Bells.
Someone pointed out that R. A. Heinlein went to Russia, and wrote about it in the article "Pravda Means Truth." One thing both Heinlein and his wife noted, but didn't comment on at the time was the lack of traffic and people in what was supposed to be one of the largest cities in the country.He asked a Navy Rear Admiral friend of his, (Heinlein was an Annapolis man.) when he got back to estimate Moscow's true population. The Russians were stating 2,000,000+. The Admiral looked at road, rail networks, (Logistics.) and added in the weather, and came up with 750,000. (His wife noted at the time about how few couples with children there were.) Heinlein wondered why we weren't challenging them, but then suggested, "To what purpose?" Only Leftists/Socialists believe whatever they are told without question. After all, "Obama is the smartest man in the room..."

Don't you have a late-night AM radio show to be calling?
2012-10-29 07:04:11 PM  
1 vote:
Well everyone knows the US bought a fully developed space program from Yugoslavia

2012-10-29 03:11:27 PM  
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mcmnky: AverageAmericanGuy: Gagarin died in a plane crash.

That's what they want you to think.

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2012-10-29 03:04:17 PM  
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AverageAmericanGuy: Gagarin died in a plane crash.

That's what they want you to think.
2012-10-29 02:57:12 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, who turned off the lights?!
2012-10-29 02:22:54 PM  
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Has anyone else pointed out to shower_in_my_socks the...

2012-10-29 02:17:11 PM  
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2012-10-29 02:14:20 PM  
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2012-10-29 02:08:59 PM  
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I don't think you should have to explain a costume, and there's no way I wouldn't have to explain "phantom Soviet cosmonaut" to the average person.
2012-10-29 02:07:03 PM  
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"Hey! Who turned out the lights?"
2012-10-29 02:06:53 PM  
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CraicBaby: Ground control to Major Tomovich...

Take your cyanide pills and put your helmet on
2012-10-29 01:43:51 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, that's a lot of words to answer the initial question with "nah".
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