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What is the large crater from a nuclear explosion

What is the large crater from a nuclear explosion

In the early 50-ies of American scientists have proposed the idea of using the energy of a nuclear explosion in the so-called peaceful purposes. It was assumed that the explosions of different power can be applied to solve a varie...

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2019-08-10

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Atomic lake Chagan: the unfulfilled dream of the Soviet Union

Atomic lake Chagan: the unfulfilled dream of the Soviet Union

In the 60-ies of the last century, at the height of the cold war between the USSR and the USA both countries competed not only in the space sector. As you know this race ended up being the Americans . Both countries were active in...

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2019-08-01

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85 years since the birth of Gagarin: interesting facts about the first manned flight into space

85 years since the birth of Gagarin: interesting facts about the first manned flight into space

Yuri Gagarin will forever inscribed his name in historical records as the man who first saw our planet from space. The launch of the spacecraft "Vostok-1" was held from the Baikonur cosmodrome in 9 hours 7 minutes, Moscow time on ...

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2019-03-09

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The story of the offspring mongrels who paved the way into space

The story of the offspring mongrels who paved the way into space

the Engineers, imprisoned Husky in a narrow windowless space capsule, the "Sputnik 2" November 3, 1957, knew that seeing her one last time. Following the success of "Sputnik-1" on 4 October, Nikita Khrushchev ordered to send into ...

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2017-11-07

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"Island of extinction": in the USSR were established and were buried biological weapons

the Kazakh-Uzbek border, surrounded by miles of toxic desert, lies the island. Or what's left of it. During the cold war, the Renaissance island was a top secret Soviet testing ground for deadly bacteria. It took more than twenty ...

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2017-10-13

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10 amazing facts about

10 amazing facts about "Sputnik-1", dedicated to his 60th anniversary

October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union stunned the whole world by launching into space the first artificial satellite. This week we're celebrating its 60th anniversary. A small ball that transmits a radio signal, caused panic among ordi...

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2017-10-08

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The Tsar bomb: the atomic bomb, which was too powerful for this world

The Tsar bomb: the atomic bomb, which was too powerful for this world

In 1961 the Soviet Union tested a nuclear bomb so powerful that it would be too big for use in military conditions. And this event was far-reaching implications of a different sort. Thus on the morning of 30 October 1961, a Soviet...

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2017-09-01

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10 threat cases in space

10 threat cases in space

throughout the history of space exploration, the astronauts and cosmonauts appeared several times on the verge of death. We've all heard about the catastrophe Shuttle "Challenger" and "Columbia", know about the exploits of the Leo...

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2017-06-11

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