Soviets

ORIGINAL FICTION: "Antarctic Dawn" by Neorandomizer

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On September 22 1979 at 00:53 GMT the American Vela Hotel satellite 6911 detected the telltale flash of a low yield nuclear detonation in the Indian Oceanm southeast of South Africa. No nations took responsibility for the blast. Due to a malfunction in the satellite’s other sensors, there was doubt as to whether or not the blast had actually happened.

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THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: The Spiral 50/50

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Yesterday we talked about the USAF's abandoned space plane, the X-20 DynaSoar. Not to be outdone, the USSR wanted a one-man fightery space plane thingie, too. Their entry is below the jump. The CGI footage at the beginning comes from the old Dan Roam website, "Deep Cold." the rest is mostly archival Soviet footage of Spiral drop testing.

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THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: Ruskies on the Moon

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Everyone remembers the space race, and everyone knows *we* won, but it's not really a race if there's only one side, right? So what were the soviets working on? There's a glance at their lunar lander, and there's tons more info after the jump:

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