Gagarin: First in space –

Take a look at this Russian movie with English subtitles. Continue reading

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BBC 4-part documentary: Space Race

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What the CIA knew – or didn’t…

What did the CIA know about the Soviet Space Programme 50 years ago? National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of 5 December 1962. The first NIE dedicated solely to the Soviet Space Program was far less cautious than the combined missile-space report … Continue reading

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Making a graphic novel 12: Cosmodrome & Cold War

It is difficult on a book page to express the monstrous size of the R-7 launch facility. A few years ago, the Russians helped to build an identical launch pad, to the original drawings, in Ghana. There are construction photographs … Continue reading

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