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Yugoslav space program helped the US moon landing?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Oct 2004, 15:15
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Post 12 Jan 2012, 11:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... fJiNPZ38kY

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Docudrama revealing one of the biggest secrets of space race during cold war - Yugoslavian space programme.

"Yugoslavs made rapid development based on unknown diaries of Yugoslav space pioneer Herman Potočnik - Noordung after 2nd world war. Technical solutions described in Potocnik's unpublished papers were the basis for establishing secret Yugoslav space
programme in 1948, after Josip Broz Tito's conflict with Stalin.
In late 1960, CIA discovered that Yugoslavia already had an operational space-flight technology.
In March 1961 Yugoslavia secretly sold complete space programme to USA.
In May 1961, Kennedy announced USA choose to go to the Moon.
In this documentary we will reveal how Tito built the biggest secret underground space centre in Europe in army base Željava with code name "Object 505".

Researched and written by Boštjan Virc

Directed and co-written by Žiga Virc

Production Studio Virc

Object 505 footage:
http://www.zeljava-lybi.com
http://www.mycity-military.com


To be honest, it sounds like more of a mockumentary thing than anything else. I don't think Yugoslavia ever had a space program... But in that case, it's a very good fake indeed. And if it is actually true, then that would be pretty funny as well.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
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Post 02 Feb 2012, 00:44
This is of course a mockumentary made in,IIRC,Slovenia.

But there was indeed a secret underground airbase called Željava,it hosted MiGs-21 and could endure even repeated hits by A-bombs.
It was abandoned and dynamited in 1992.
Herman Potočnik was also a real figure who wrote about space exploration in the 19th and early 20th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDeljava_Air_Base
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Poto%C4%8Dnik
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Dec 2011, 01:28
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Post 02 Feb 2012, 02:38
I had seen this awhile ago on Facebook and shared it around, I should have guessed from the tone, but I just wanted to believe it was true
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