Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon - The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

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It’s probably the most well known peacetime battle between the USA and the Soviet Union, in both technological and ideological terms of the 20th century. Although the USA won the race to the moon, if you’d been a betting person from the mid 1950’s to 1960’s, the chances are that you would have thought the Soviet Union had a very good chance of getting there first. So why didn’t Russia put a man on the moon? At the time the soviets were leading the space race, they had already started with the launch of Sputnik, then launched several probes to …

Was the Space Shuttle Doomed From the Beginning

Was the space shuttle program doomed from the beginning ?

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When the space shuttle was announced in 1972 it was seen as the space vehicle to make low earth orbit space travel and living in space an everyday reality. But in hindsight many now believe that it was a failed project that was hamstrung by lack of funding and interest by government and sky high expectations from NASA that led them to sideline safety to ensure scheduled launches continued on time in order to secure future funding. Instead of expanding man’s horizons, it in fact limited them and stopped the development more effective, safer forms of both manned and unmanned …

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

The Forgotten American Concordes – Boeing 2707 – Lockheed L-2000 SST

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When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air …

5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

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Digital cameras are getting more powerful and smaller each year, with mega pixels counts and other features increasing at a breath taking rate but step away from the consumer devices and there are some truly amazing cameras being used. In this video we’ll look at some of the most amazing cameras in the world today and coming soon. Digitalglobe  Worldview-3 If you ever used google earth, bing, apple or most other mapping applications then you’ll have being seeing images mostly captured by satellites in orbit at around 360 odd miles above the earth. In 2014 a new satellite was launched …

5 Reasons Why We Cant Find Aliens - The Fermi Paradox

5 Reasons Why We Cant Find Aliens – The Fermi Paradox

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One of the biggest questions and indeed paradoxes that man has pondered on is the fermi paradox. This is, that despite there being billions of other stars with earth like planets out there, where are the signs of life from all the other alien civilisations that should statistically exist. So far we have found nothing to prove that intelligent life exists anywhere else other than here on Earth. In this video we’ll look at 5 reason why we can’t find any aliens. Earth Isn’t As special As We like to Think We humans do tend to hold ourselves in high …