Monday, 2 March 2015

Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race (2014)

Just watched this wonderful BBC4 documentary this evening and very highly recommend it to you all.  Not sure if the link will work for all of you outside the UK people or how long it will last but these things tend to lurk around on the internet in some form or other so its worth seeking it out if you can't get to it from the above.



  1. One day, in the not too distant future, television pictures will be beamed live into the homes of millions, perhaps billions. They'll be men in EVA suits treading carefully so as to not disturb the impressions of those who went before. Maybe they'll find a flag amongst the debris and pose with it for the delight of the viewers, the chances are though, they wont be speaking English.

  2. And speaking of cosmonauts theres one of those in russias first modern sf film Ya byl sputnikom solntsa/I was a sputnik of the sun from 1959 [52:00-53:15]