13 What Did They Mean It To Be?

What Did They Mean It To Be?

Some say they were going to test satellites and space shuttles inside this tower, other people believe it was connected to telescope testing. The most
interesting version is that in this tower they were going to test lasers and probably military ones, which could destroy upcoming ships.
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16 Russian Buran Abroad

Russian Buran Abroad

Do you remember the biggest fail of MAKS show this year? Yes, it was connected to Buran. This one is located in
a specially built aircraft shed in a museum in Speyer, Germany. Let's see how it's treated abroad.
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8 Secret Laser Devices Of the Soviet Union

Secret Laser Devices Of the Soviet Union

In the beginning of 70s military leadership of Soviet Union had a great interest in laser weapon
development. Laser equipment was planned to put in space platforms, stations and aircrafts.
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8 Domodedovo Aerotropolis

Domodedovo Aerotropolis

Let's make a journey to
Domodedovo, the aerotropolis of the
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7 The Museum Of Civil Aviation In Ulyanovsk

The Museum Of Civil Aviation In Ulyanovsk

The
museum
civil aviation in Ulyanovsk is one the largest aviation museums in Russia. It contains over 9000 exhibits including hundreds of originals. Read more...
9 Nuclear Testing Ground 20 Years Later

Nuclear Testing Ground 20 Years Later

20 years ago they closed the nuclear testing ground in Semey, Kazakhstan and the younger generation living today knows about it only from their parents' stories.
These 20 years have shown that stopping testing nuclear weaponry does not necessarily mean that the destruction of the environment stops as well.
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17 How To Assemble A Jet?

How To Assemble A Jet?

Have you ever wanted to know more about  jets, to touch them and stay inside the
cabin? Today we'll visit a workshop where the mighty airplanes are assembled.
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13 How Does A Hadron Collider Work?

How Does A Hadron Collider Work?

Today we'll have a look at a hadron collider of the Nuclear Physics Institute in Novosibirsk. Russian scientists from the
Institute of Nuclear Physics, located in the city of Novosibirsk, are trying hard to enhance LHC’s performance 100 times.
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15 Another Russian Superjet

Another Russian Superjet

One week ago the third Superjet constructed in the Far East of Russia entered into service with Aeroflot. The
plane was named after Ivan Orlovets, a famous pilot of Aeroflot who tested the first jet aircrafts.
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8 Service Tower For Soyuz-ST Launch

Service Tower For Soyuz-ST Launch

In French Guiana (South America) from Kuru space launching site, they launched two European satellites 'Soyuz-ST' as a result of an ambitious project which began in 2005. The Europeans have received one of the most safe and trouble-free satellites and plan to make over 50 launches during the next ten years. The launching pad's main peculiarity is the
movable service tower which costed Europe 344 million Euros and was constructed by Russian specialists. The house of the rocket (let's call it this way) has a weight of over 800 tons and protects the satellite from heavy rains which are very typical of that area (over 500 milimeters of precipitation may fall during just one day!).
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