This October 4th marks the 55th anniversary of the Soviet Union launching Sputnik, history’s first artificial satellite. It was a momentous occasion, to be sure. But at the time, the Soviet and U.S. responses couldn’t have been more different: While...
We always see pictures of Neil Armstrong in his Apollo spacesuit, training to walk on the Moon, walking on it. But Armstrong was so much more than an astronaut.
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The cosmonaut screamed until his charred remains smashed into earth.
While the United States was fighting to get a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, the Soviet Union was working hard to return a sample of lunar soil as part of the robotic Luna program.