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0 Russian Cosmonaut Rides Vacuum Cleaner at the Space Station [full video]

Russian Cosmonaut Rides Vacuum Cleaner at the Space Station [full video]

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkalperov flies around space station riding a... vacuum cleaner. "This is how
we do our cleaning at space station", comments a man above his video. Here is the full video:
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5 Russian Wooden Spaceship

Russian Wooden Spaceship

This is not a Star Wars fan creation. Not a children attraction neither. This is a pretty
serious product which helped a lot to develop latest stage of Soviet space program.
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1 Soviet Explorers on the North Pole

Soviet Explorers on the North Pole

These photos were made in 1950s-1960s. Those are Soviet North Pole explorers, pilots and
scientists, people who spent over one year on the pole without going to the mainland.
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0 This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space

This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space

On yesterday's date, 22 July 1951, first recorded live animals from the Earth has gone to space. Sixty-six years
ago two Russian dogs - Dezik (Daisy) and Tsigan (Gypsie) has landed a rocket and were fired into space.
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2 Pripyat: Before and After Photos

Pripyat: Before and After Photos

Those are the photos of seven locations in Pripyat before and after the nuclear accident in 1986. Almost thirty
years after city is abandoned and overgrown with bushes and trees, however it wasn't like this always.
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3 Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet magazine "Tekhnika Molodezhi" ("Youth's Technics") was sort of Soviet "Popular Mechanics" mag. Was covering newest technological topics and also always tried to speak about technologies of the nearest future. Every issue of the mag tried to predict
how 21st century would look like. Here are some of the predictions. Let's start with the earliest magazine issues and gradually move forward to late 1970s to see how 21st century predictions changed as 20th century technologies evolved.
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2 A Few Pretty Interesting Facts About Soviet-Russian Space Suits

A Few Pretty Interesting Facts About Soviet-Russian Space Suits

    Today we share some facts about Soviet and Russian space suits, how
are they made, what purpose do they serve and what problems they solve.
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0 Russian robot Fyedor going to fly a spaceship

Russian robot Fyedor going to fly a spaceship

Russian scientists announced that the new Russian spaceship called "Federation" would be piloted by.. a robot. They call him Fyedor. Russian top space engineer Evgeny Mikrin said that Fyedor is going to put first Federation spaceship on the Earth orbit.  The first planned
robot manned mission is in year 2021. Robot Fyedor is already got a working prototype and it can do different tasks including walking, running, climbing and driving cars and also drilling holes. Let's see some more photos and a video of Fyedor in business:
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2 Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

USSR rejected the idea of manned flight to the moon but instead concentrated its space focused efforts on building a long term space home. The MIR station stayed over fifteen years on the Earth orbit instead of three as initially was planned. Over ninety people visited this place.
It was called "great achievement of Russians". Let's see some more details on the famous space station. At one point it time it was even almost turned into a Sex Tourism center because male genitals work best in zero gravity. But let's start from beginning..
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11 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It's 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired
from USSR to the middle of nowhere in Pacific. Also to support communication with Soviet space objects - MIR station, Soyuz spaceships etc., when the coverage from on ground stations is poor it could go to any place in ocean and stay there linking Earth with space. It has 75 antennas, including two huge 25 m sat dishes. It could support itself autonomously in ocean for over than 120 days. Main Ocean was the Atlantic Ocean. Let's see more:
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