Moments in History, Spaceheads

Beeps From Space

Overheard 54 years ago 1 km from a launch pad somewhere deep within Kazakhstan:

“This is great day for Mother Russia! We have beat the capitalist pigs into space. We have proven that the soviet way, the way of the people, is superior to the dogs of the west!”

OK, I made that […]


Taking “Land”ing Literally

Soyuz TMA-20 landing in Kazakhstan.

Those crazy Soviets. They design a rocket, based on an ICBM back in the ’60s and then keep using it. They design a spacecraft to ride atop that rocket to put a man on the moon, but they don’t do that and instead still use it. They call […]