Author: Steve

Buran – The Space Shuttle that Died at Birth 1

Buran – The Space Shuttle that Died at Birth

The demise of the Soviet Union had many consequences, some of which are still being felt nearly thirty years later. In terms of space exploration, the Soviet space programme became the Russian space programme...


The April 5th Anomaly

The Soviet Union was not good at acknowledging failures. If a space mission did not make it to orbit then it did not get given an official designation of name and number. An R-7...


Why are there so many Georgetowns?

Whilst working on a different project, I kept coming across places called Georgetown. This led me to wonder how many different Georgetowns (or George Towns) there are. Despite the best efforts of Google and...