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I find it fascinating (although obvious) that they have to develop standards for docking parts made in different countries: Androgynous Peripheral Attach System.
"Uhh, Captain, we can't dock on that base.""Why not?""They have an incompatible connector, and we left our adaptor at home!"
This gigantic robot kills!
... or steampunk treehouse from Burning Man 2011?
I fully expect to see one or more versions of this at the next Maker's Faire.
Where's Andy Griffith (Salvage 1)?
I loved that show, but the only part I can remember is when they reformed a third world dictator by tricking him into thinking that an ordinary pen they had given him was a remote controlled bomb that would also detonate if he tried to let go of it.
Holy shit is this awesome. Love the soviet "just throw it anywhere" aesthetic.
I remember seeing images of the Soviet LK interior in the '80s (couldn't find any on line in a quick google). The controls looked more like the cab of a steam locomotive than it did NASA's LM. Push buttons? Nah, valve screw knobs.
And they were going to try to send a guy to the moon in that thing. *shudder*
Comparing the safety records of the Shuttle and Soyuz programs, I'm not sure I'd want to scoff.
I've always liked the Soviet space program's design philosophy.
"It's one time space ships versus one time astronauts tradeoff" as Leonov reportedly joked.