^ Zelenyj, any links would be great. I remember seeing an exhibit on "Russian Space" at the science museum. The hardware came from a totally different mindset than the American stuff I had seen previously. I had to keep reminding myself that they were not sci-fi models, but real space hardware (or at least models of real space hardware).
Your forum name—perhaps it is your real name—reminded me of a Polish guy I worked with. I taught Maciej how to be a wiseguy in the US. If someone filling out a form asked him how to spell his name, I told him to say, "With a 'j.'"