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Entries Tagged as 'Laika'

“There’s a Female Up There Circling Mother Earth”

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on “There’s a Female Up There Circling Mother Earth”

Not much time for Bad Movie Friday this week, as we’re scrambling on the Secret Major Project™. So this vintage anti-Soviet propaganda film about the travails of Laika will have to suffice. It gets really amazing around the 42-second mark, when one of Laika’s American peers dons granny glasses in order to peep the space-race […]


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The Lunar Also-Ran

July 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Lunar Also-Ran

As we spend today celebrating the 30th anniversary of mankind’s first visit to the Moon, it’s worth noting that America’s space-race triumph was far from pre-ordained. In fact, the smart money circa 1963 would have been on the Soviets reaching the goal first, due to the seldom recognized genius of Sergei Korolev. The man responsible […]


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