Russia Stole a Space Shuttle

0 Просмотры
It was not really until the climax of the Space Race that the US gained the upper hand against the USSR in space exploration. When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969, America was finally regarded as the victor.

Nonetheless, the USSR was ready to retaliate through the KGB and began a more unconventional campaign to make sure it wasn't going to be left behind. The Soviets enlisted hundreds of spies that successfully obtained both classified and public intelligence related to the American Space Program.

Thanks to its clandestine efforts, the Soviet Union was able to steal the first US shuttle design during an operation that took place in the late '70s and early '80s. The Russians called their carbon-copy space shuttle the Buran or Blizzard.

This is an intriguing tale of the competition between the Cold War's two great powers, filled with politics, paranoia, war, and what historians have called the first recorded case of online
Новинки техники
Комментариев нет.