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    Why Didnít The Soviets Ever Make It To The Moon?

    They started out way ahead in the Space Race. Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin yíknow.


    By 1969 the US had won but the soviets couldnít even come in second. Why is that?

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...t-to-the-moon/

    Were our German scientists better than their or were we just better than the Soviets?


    Both nations have had a half-century to ponder the question.

    The link mentions the fact the Soviets never could build an engine big enough to do the job. The US had the magnificent (but difficult to replace) F-1 engine by 1967. If updated to be made by modern manufacturing techniques this fifty-odd year old design might still be the state of the art.

    After a spectacular failure in the early summer of 1969, the Soviets just gave up and sent all their German scientists to the Gulag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxcutter View Post
    They started out way ahead in the Space Race. Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin y’know.


    By 1969 the US had won but the soviets couldn’t even come in second. Why is that?

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...t-to-the-moon/

    Were our German scientists better than their or were we just better than the Soviets?


    Both nations have had a half-century to ponder the question.

    The link mentions the fact the Soviets never could build an engine big enough to do the job. The US had the magnificent (but difficult to replace) F-1 engine by 1967. If updated to be made by modern manufacturing techniques this fifty-odd year old design might still be the state of the art.

    After a spectacular failure in the early summer of 1969, the Soviets just gave up and sent all their German scientists to the Gulag.
    Because they didn't have the equipment to fake it as well as us.

    We never went to the moon either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightkore View Post
    Because they didn't have the equipment to fake it as well as us.

    We never went to the moon either.
    They didnt bring back any cheese.
    And brought Tang with them instead Moon Pies.
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    The Soviets don't want to be number two because when you're number two it means you stink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fall River View Post
    The Soviets don't want to be number two because when you're number two it means you stink.
    Along with the bragging rights “we were first”, there is no financial motive. Nothing to be gained on the moon. The zero G of orbit is better for growing crystals and doing experiments. The cost and ease of getting to and from orbit is reason enough to not go to the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightkore View Post
    Because they didn't have the equipment to fake it as well as us.

    We never went to the moon either.
    How do you explain the images of the lunar landing sites?
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    The soviets couldn't build an engine the size required, although they tried. The engines they use today are great for what they do today, but wouldn't take a man to the Moon.
    Dealing with the Democrat left wing.
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    8. Everything they touch is ruined.
    9. Pandering is a virtue.
    10. Democrats, always so sure and always so wrong.

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    Really, 12 pairs of boots?

    The moon is covered in human poo | Metro News

    But the weight of all these rocks had to be balanced out by leaving some unwanted items behind.This included 12 cameras, 12 pairs of boots, a telescope and two golf balls.

    And it also included 96 bags of human waste, filled with urine, faeces and vomit.
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    Dealing with the Democrat left wing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightkore View Post
    Which of the 10 do you find most compelling?
    Dealing with the Democrat left wing.
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