Sunday, 26 July 2015

Я был спутником Солнца aka I Was a Satellite of the Sun (1959)

I was a Satellite of the Sun (Or in Russian; Я был спутником Солнца) was a Soviet science-fiction film from 1959.



and as a bonus it includes a space monkey...




Steve

7 comments:

  1. Who is fearless
    Here entire Film to watch in Russian
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7J1sXEeAW0

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    1. I sort of watched it on FF looking for images. It looks a bit dry to me, so I'll pass on this occasion.
      Anyone else?

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    2. Its not a bad little film,only a little over an hour but sadly no subtitles which I think is a real shame.

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  2. The helmet seems to be inflated instead of rigid. I've never seen that in a fictional spacesuit before, but something similar was used on the Gemini 7 long-duration mission.

    https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/apollo-to-the-moon/online/early-steps/humans-in-space.cfm

    The link also has some pictures of Lovell and Borman on their return, looking very Planet of the Apes.

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    1. Nice one John, thanks

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    2. Oh, here's a better picture:

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74309462573175434/

      And here's one that shows how it looked under positive pressure:

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327285097893373839/

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