Cause and Effect

Nedelin Catastrophe


In the late 1950s, a two-prong battle in the Cold War raged in space. The world’s two great superpowers were looking at launching rockets through space to deliver earth-ending nuclear arms to their sworn enemies. Meanwhile, a more peaceful competition was also being pursued by the same two superpowers: putting a man in orbit and, eventually, on the moon.

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From Behind a Veil of Secrecy

“Each of these first rockets was like a beloved woman for us. We were in love with every rocket, we desperately wanted it to blast off successfully. We would give our hearts and souls to see it flying.”
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