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On 9/5/2021 at 10:47 PM, DDE said:

OK, this is savage.

Elon Musk gives Andrei Korolev (grandson of that Korolev) a SpaceX tour.

https://tass.ru/obschestvo/12307287

So if Musk is Korolev’s reincarnation (a “tube designer”, IIRC someone else did the Merlin and I am assuming it is the same for Raptor, and his thing seems to be more management rather than design in any case) who is Rogozin?

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5 hours ago, SunlitZelkova said:

someone else did the Merlin and I am assuming it is the same for Raptor

That would be Goushko and Isayev, Korolev used to focus on gliders and had moved into pure management on the rocket projects.

5 hours ago, SunlitZelkova said:

who is Rogozin?

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In other news, the owner of the second Buran has been identified as a Dauren Musa, and he's fighting the separate attempts of Russian and Kazakh governments to cart the ship off to a museum.

He's the CEO of an "RKK Baikonur", a company that seems to have done nothing but own the MIK and let the ship inside get covered in bird poop, although he insists he's been instrumental in oreventing its scrapping by... unnamed anti-Soviet authorities.

Welcome to having to sort out the consequences of random privatizations. Pretty sure he wants money.

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7 minutes ago, DDE said:

In other news, the owner of the second Buran has been identified as a Dauren Musa, and he's fighting the separate attempts of Russian and Kazakh governments to cart the ship off to a museum.

He's the CEO of an "RKK Baikonur", a company that seems to have done nothing but own the MIK and let the ship inside get covered in bird poop, although he insists he's been instrumental in oreventing its scrapping by... unnamed anti-Soviet authorities.

Welcome to having to sort out the consequences of random privatizations. Pretty sure he wants money.

Had they given it to Pizza Hut instead this would never have happened

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9 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

After some minor troubles during the cable unboxing, the cosmonauts have manually pulled out the Ethernet cable from the box and successfully attached Nauka to the ISS network.

Should have ordered the “frustration-free packaging” from Amazon, those plastic bubbles are hard enough to open up without Space Gloves. :sticktongue:

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The Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5 docking chronicles.

1.  At 04:12, 08:08, 12:30, 15:50   The 2.2 m in outer diameter spherical habitat looks so large and empty here.

2. From 17:30. The decoupling. What are those debris constantly crossing the view in random directions?

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1 hour ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

SpaceSkeeters?

 

Dusty space.

And look: some of those space dusticles are whirling in vacuum, right in the view!

And no, they aren't inside the cabin, as some of them are passing behind the ship.

Based on the modern videos, the space has gotten much cleaner these days.

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34 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

We should presume tiny chunks of ice? 

But they would just fly away radially. And these ones appear from all directions and get to the view, then leave it...

Also several ones made loops. In vacuum...

Nothing similar is on the ISS videos.

34 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

than the Americans would fake a moon landing... 

The flight itself was real.

Otherwise how could Volynov  get an occasion to replace the upper teeth.

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33 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

how could Volynov  get an occasion to replace the upper teeth.

Dating the local apparatchik's wife?  (I hear pilots are often cavalier about such things.)

A man of a hundred carefully executed details rarely is.

 

On another note: how happy was the one guy to have his friend squeeze his pudding box hard enough to splat the sidewall of the craft?  (15:53 - 16:30ish)

33 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

And these ones appear from all directions and get to the view, then leave it...

Also several ones made loops. In vacuum...

Again - they fly just like skeeters - almost as if they had a mind of their own.

 

Never been to Kazakhstan,.. but 

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in southern Kazakstán in the area between the town of Kopal in the east and the river Suir-Dar'ya in the west and up the basin of the latter from the border of Uzbekistan to the town of Kzuil-Orda. The character of the country is described, with special reference to the various types of water in which mosquitos bred, and notes are given on the local distribution, abundance, seasonal occurrence, breeding places and mode of hibernation of the 23 species and varieties collected.  

Bloodsucking Mosquitos (Culieidae) of southern Kazakhstan. (cabdirect.org)

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39 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

Dating the local apparatchik's wife?  (I hear pilots are often cavalier about such things.)

No, by Soyuz landing.
The teeth were good...
The speed was high.

But at least it was falling descending slower than Soyuz-1, and also the cables attaching the service module burned earlier than the capsule hull.

39 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

Bloodsucking Mosquitos (Culieidae) of southern Kazakhstan. (cabdirect.org)

Yes. When a mosquto lives in a desert, even 300 km is not too high to find some food.

Some of stayed motionless on the windscreen (same video).

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2 hours ago, sh1pman said:

Did Berger really ask the director of a space agency to release a prisoner? Where is that prisoner being held, in a space station? :D

Rozgin has now blamed the US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya on Berger :rolleyes:

 

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21 minutes ago, Beccab said:

I heard they are considering putting Berger in the list of known WMDs

All I've heard is that he's taken to wrestling pigs. Trying to outheckle Rogozin (and probably the entirety of Russian loyalist Twitter) on politics, jeesh...

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2 hours ago, Beccab said:

Obligatory SXM post

 

So that's where all the Roscosmos funding went. The biggest bounty currently up in Russia is a measly RUB 1 mln: https://xn--b1aew.xn--p1ai/wanted

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Also, this being about Afghanistan meshes very amusingly with the "Russia Taliban bounties" quatsch.

 

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