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Post 21 Oct 2010, 17:18
Some beautiful pictures of the equipment used on the aborted Soviet moon landing program:

http://jalopnik.com/5657385/rare-look-a ... on-program

At first I thought these were props from that First on the Moon mockumentary.
Post 21 Oct 2010, 22:44
That's some awesome pictures you've posted here, praxicode. It's a shame that the Soviet mission to the moon failed and that the US was the first to put man on the moon.
Post 22 Oct 2010, 04:28
At least they can boast that they had snazzier steampunkish gear.
Post 29 Oct 2010, 20:52
Wow. First thing I thought looking at that it was steampunk looking. Would've been interesting to see that on the moon. Did they have a set of space suits for it too?
Post 22 Aug 2011, 23:10
praxicoide wrote:
At first I thought these were props from that First on the Moon mockumentary.

Can anyone post a torrent link to this mockumentary, please?
Post 03 Nov 2011, 13:18
You can see the Soviet module in the new film Apollo 18. I didn't know they had a landing craft, I thought the mission was scrapped due to the rocket failures.
Post 11 Nov 2011, 19:16
Todor Jivkov wrote:
You can see the Soviet module in the new film Apollo 18. I didn't know they had a landing craft, I thought the mission was scrapped due to the rocket failures.


Unfortunately, you're absolutely right, comrade. The N1 rocket failed 4 times out of 4 launches. Since it was expensive as hell and during the failures destroyed launchpads as well the mission to the Moon was never flown. But the Soviet lunar landing modules were tested in Earth orbit, though. All tests were flawless and the LK lander was rated for manned flight.

The landing module (LK) was planned to land up to two cosmonauts on the Moon.

During the early 1969 (after the Apollo 8 circumlunar flight) the cosmonauts in the (top secret) Soviet Moon landing programme signed a petition asking the general secretary Brezhnev to approve a (one-way suicide) mission to send one cosmonaut to the Moon just to beat the Americans. The plan was to land a cosmonaut on the Moon and regularly supply him with oxygen and food with unmanned probes until the recovery (return-flight) is possible through advancement of technology. Brezhnev did not approve it.

I've seen Apollo 18 and I loved it! I didn't care much about the story itself (i'm not into paranormal psycho-bullshit kind of stories) but I truly enjoyed the recreation of the apollo landing module, the LK module, walking on the moon in 1/3 gravity etc. I think I felt nostalgic seeing that Americans discovered the LK lander on the moon...
I highly recommend watching of this movie for anyone interested in astronautics as it is quite a fair representation of the lunar exploration (forget about the strange spiders and shit like that, though).
Post 11 Nov 2011, 21:11
This looks fragging awesome.
Post 12 Nov 2011, 11:05
Mabool wrote:
This looks fragging awesome.

What exactly are you referring to, comrade?
Post 23 Apr 2012, 11:23
hi,absolutely describe in the right direction.
Post 04 Oct 2012, 05:59
well he is almost right not absolutely
Post 25 Dec 2012, 10:14
I enjoy the 'metallic' look of the spacecraft in OP's photo. Steampunk-ish
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