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Old April 12 2011, 07:25 AM   #19
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Re: Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space (50th Anniversary)

farmkid wrote: View Post
Cracked had an article a few days ago about the Soviet space program. It's entertaining. If it's at least more-or-less accurate, the Soviet space program was not exactly up to OSHA standards.
I wouldn't consider the absolute terror of dying alone in space or being incinerated to be 'entertaining.'

There's an awful lot we still don't know about the Soviet space program. We didn't even know they had the H-bomb until we detected fallout from the test. Their launches from Kazakhstan weren't known. And they were concealable. Unlike Cape Canaveral, Baikonur isn't right to next to civilization.

Ultimately I hope to see whatever secret list (I have no doubt one exists) of fatalities exists published. Let the dead rest in honor.

The USSR earned its place in history alongside other greats. History will never forget the names Gagarin, Korolev, and Tereshkova.
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