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Venus or Venus

July 20, 2023

In the 1960s, while the United States was constantly trying to touch the moon, the Cold War pushed the Soviet Union to touch Venus. Of the 28 probes they sent in succession, only 13 penetrated the atmosphere of Venus, and of those, Venera 13 was able to take the best color image. They beat America…

Tzar Bomba

May 15, 2023

Sar Bomba is the most powerful nuclear weapon tested till date. This thermonuclear bomb was tested by the Soviet Union on October 30, 1961. This giant bomb had an explosive capacity of 50 megatons of TNT. The AN 602 hydrogen bomb, nicknamed Tsar Bomba, was a plan prepared by Khrushchev to convince the United States…

The man in the tricone – Sergey Krikalev – the last USSR citizen.

November 26, 2022

Being stuck indoors or in a car for a few hours can be a terrifying experience. Being stuck in a zero-gravity space station 350 kilometers from Earth for almost a year can be quite a terrifying experience. One man who went through such a situation is Sergei Krikalev, a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut. The Mir space station…

Why did Soviet cosmonauts carry guns into space?

November 1, 2022

For decades, the standard survival kit carried by Russian astronauts aboard the Soyuz spacecraft consisted of a specially-made gun and a few dozen bullets. This was to protect the astronauts from wild animals when they landed back in the Siberian desert. They were the only armed spacefaring nation, From space back to Earth’s atmosphere, re-entry…

Russia’s failed lunar mission

November 30, 2021

One of the reasons for the Cold War between Russia and the United States in the 1960s was who would land the first man on the moon. At that time, Russia was at the forefront of all space missions. But Russia’s mission to land a man on the moon. In 1962, John F. Kennedy, President…

What happens if the head gets stuck in the particle accelerator tube?

November 30, 2021

What happens if particles smaller than atoms (subatomic particles) pass through the living human body at the speed of light? Has that ever happened to anyone? So what happened to that man? Year 1978Dated July 13Location Soviet Union. Anatoly Burgos‌ki, a Soviet scientist, was inspecting the largest particle accelerator in the Soviet Union, U30, to…

BURAN – Soviet space shuttle that flew only once.

September 26, 2021

The Buran Project was introduced by the Soviet Union in 1980 in response to the US space program. The Soviet Union spent about 20 billion rubles (275 million) on it. Construction of the Buran spacecraft began in 1980, and by 1984 the first full scale orbiter had been released. The Buran spacecraft was launched in…


August 31, 2021

We still have images of the surface of Venus provided by Soviet-sent spacecraft during the Cold War .In 1981, Venera 13 provided a few more vivid images. They (USSR scientist) Expect 30 minute ,But its held for two hours, much to their surprise.


August 30, 2021

The Soyuz spacecraft was first launched as part of Russia’s mission to the moon. The spacecraft will be launched on a rocket named Russia’s Soyuz. The first man-made launch, which took place later, ended in disaster. The module crashed due to the failure of the parachute on its way back to Earth. Over the years,…