Author Archives: Andrew J King

Modelling Yuri’s World: No.2

Korolev’s Baby, the R-7, ‘Semyorka’ Rocket For some of us, words and pictures are not enough, we like to see things in three dimensions. Few of us though, have the space or the cash to collect real aircraft, rockets, statues, … Continue reading

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1. Modelling Yuri’s World

For some of us, words and pictures are not enough, we like to see things in three dimensions. Few of us though, have the space or the cash to collect real aircraft, rockets, statues, buildings and vehicles. Instead, we turn … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Yuri’s Camera: Part 2

In the last post I described the Soviet ‘Zorki’ cameras that copied the design of the famous German Leica models. By the outbreak of World War Two, the USSR’s camera industry was well established, and many German soldiers in the … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Yuri’s Camera: Part 1

Surprisingly, it appears Yuri didn’t have a camera with him on his famous flight. In fact, there is a logical reason for this: Sergei Korolev, the mastermind of the Soviet space programme, only got permission for a manned flight by … Continue reading

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38. ‘All in this together’

It’s hard to say ‘Goodbye’ The trouble is, I really got to like Yuri. The more I have learned about him, the more I envy those who had a chance to meet him in real life. I’m not someone who … Continue reading

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