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Salyut 7 - The forgotten rescue of a dead space station
https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=14s&v=8EPbJRsN1Zk ^

Posted on 12/07/2017 11:57:17 AM PST by NorseViking

In 1985 one of the most audacious space rescue missions was launched by the Soviets to recover a space station that had been dead for months due to an unknown fault.

A feat that was unparalleled in space exploration and rewrote the books on what was thought possible: and yet, its story has fallen into obscurity and conspiracy theories.

This is the story Salyut 7 and how the Soviet crew of two, Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Victor Savinikh against the odds rescued it in a daring mission that was the first of its kind in space exploration.

**Apologies to all the Russian speakers out there on the mispronunciations of the crew names, hopefully, next time I will have a better source for how they are meant to sound**

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TOPICS: Science; Society
KEYWORDS: russia; space; ussr

1 posted on 12/07/2017 11:57:17 AM PST by NorseViking
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"And the President responded to the incident by saying 'Screw those commie bastards, and screw their little wussy space station.'"
2 posted on 12/07/2017 12:00:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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I thought Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland went up to fix the failing Russian space station that turned out to be a platform to launch nuclear missiles from space.
3 posted on 12/07/2017 12:03:16 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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Why is FR praising Communists?


4 posted on 12/07/2017 12:15:07 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Note to all foreigners: Please.....GET OUT and STAY OUT!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

That’s more about science and space exploration. Not that much about communism.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 12:18:25 PM PST by NorseViking
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; NorseViking

“Why is FR praising Communists?”

Looks like the OP may be a “native”.

NorseViking: Welcome to FR.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 12:20:37 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Interesting story. Glad you posted it.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 12:41:13 PM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: fungoking

They succeeded because of those positive waves.


8 posted on 12/07/2017 12:50:00 PM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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I was unaware of the story. Thanks for posting.


9 posted on 12/07/2017 2:07:16 PM PST by dominic flandry
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later.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 2:50:51 PM PST by TalBlack (It's hard to shoot people when they are shooting back at you...)
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