The deadliest missile accident

In 1960, the exploration of space was still in its infancy. Several years earlier the Soviet Union had launched the first satellite into space. The USA was very eager to catch up, which is why the Soviets were putting themselves under extreme pressure to keep their head start.

The plan to nuke the moon

In the 1950s, rocket technology had advanced enough to attempt the first human-made conquests into space. The “Space Race” between the USA and the Soviet Union was on. At first, the Soviets were ahead.

The Russian who saved the World

Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov (1926-1998) was a Soviet navy officer. It was October 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis was likely to escalate into a full out nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Space Shuttle

In 1981, the US launched their first Space Shuttle. The fact that it was a partially reusable spacecraft, made it a very special achievement.