A collection of photos from the Baikonur Star City space complex that show Russia’s still active human space flight program set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has pinpointed the exact sites where Apollo 17 panoramic photos were taken by mapping the Moon. This will no doubt have interesting implications for science.
Boris Volynov, intrepid Russian cosmonaut, survived a re-entry like none other in 1969. A salute to people who allow others to shoot them into space with vague promises about the can they’re riding in.
Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Mars probe de-orbited into the South Pacific on Sunday, bringing Russia’s score card against Mars to 4 and 15. One wonders how much longer the former super power is going to have patience for the red planet after this.
Through one of those weird connections the Internet makes, I stumbled upon the awesome, if not disturbing discovery that the Soviet Union had built a shuttle, too. And it did some things the American one didn’t.