Looks steam punk but is actually the Soviet LK-1 1960 moon lander project.

Looks steam punk but is actually the Soviet 1960 moon lander project.

Soviet moon lander built to beat Americans to the manned landing. Abandoned.

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LK (Lunar Craft) – a lunar lander from the Soviet space program. Via Wired magazine

Spacecraft History: ( this is how Yuri Gagarin sat in the first human visit to inhospitable vacuum of degree freezing space where dust particles travelling at mph would kill without the bullet proof material that space suits are comprised of !

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The Soyuz in Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz in Kazakhstan.

The Vostok 1 capsule and the spacesuit worn by Yuri Gagarin.   First man in space.

Murder? Suicide? UFO? Mysterious death of first man in space Yuri Gagarin after jet fighter crash in 1968 is finally solved

the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok 1 spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April

https://flic.kr/p/FFz54z | Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander, Lunniy Korabl | Control system was the first in the Soviet program based on an onboard computer. Inputs were derived from a three-axis gyro stabilized platform, landing radar, and a collimating sight.  The cosmonaut would use the sight to spot the selected landing site, and then input the coordinates to the computer. Computer commands were verified using Sun and planet sensors.  Lone cosmonaut stood before a large, round, downward-angled…

https://flic.kr/p/FFz54z | Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander, Lunniy Korabl | Control system was the first in the Soviet program based on an onboard computer. Inputs were derived from a three-axis gyro stabilized platform, landing radar, and a collimating sight. The cosmonaut would use the sight to spot the selected landing site, and then input the coordinates to the computer. Computer commands were verified using Sun and planet sensors. Lone cosmonaut stood before a large, round, downward-angled…

The N1 Rocket the Soviet's answer to the Saturn V [800 x 1022]

Rocket was a Soviet Unions Moon Rocket. Its counterpart was American the Saturn-V. First stage had 30 Rocket Engines.

Remembering the Apollo 1 Fire (Infographic)  by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

the crew of Apollo 1 was killed when fire engulfed their spacecraft during a ground test. The disaster stalled America's race to the moon for a year and a half .

concept suit.  Looks silly now.

That's one heck of a concept design. It looks like a retro, futuristic, robot suit for the space business man. I see Mad Men in outer space!

S73-27666 (May-June 1973) --- A close-up view of the Soyuz spacecraft which was part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project exhibit at the 30th International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition held May 24 -- June 3, 1973 at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France. The ASTP exhibit was co-sponsored by the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

S73-27666 (May-June 1973) --- A close-up view of the Soyuz spacecraft which was part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project exhibit at the 30th International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition held May 24 -- June 3, 1973 at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France. The ASTP exhibit was co-sponsored by the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It's just so mind blowing that we're able to craft this and force it in and out of our world, when you really think about it.

The United States Space Shuttle: We Love Everything About Space Exploration !

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