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Roger Trewenack (RogerTee55)
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Russian Spacecraft "VOSTOK I" carrying Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin into orbit.
12th April 1961 - First Man in Space!
I see that this kit was originally "borne" in 1969, and re-released in 2011.
This album is attached to project Vostok I - The Russians are coming!.
Vostok 1 Korolev OKB-1(Cosmonaut J.A. Gagarin)
| 1st manned space flight April 1961
12. May 2016, 08:14 Share
12. May 2016, 09:01
12. May 2016, 12:25
12. May 2016, 12:27
Plasticart , the dream of my youth . Wow , this kit I had about 40 years ago in my hands . Since I like to look further .
12. May 2016, 12:42
Haha, GOTY OU! Clean bowled and you are out to build the kit, maybe we send you a weekly reminder on the progress? Hey, Progress (Прогресс) , a nice word joke in Russian spacecraft technology!
12. May 2016, 13:37
Thanks for all your enthusiasm - Melf, you will have to enlighten me on the word joke "progress"?
13. May 2016, 07:52
"Progress" was the name of the supply vessels servicing the MIR Space Station that used an autopilot for docking procedures, but was expensive to make for a disposable vehicle.
it was used in tests to use a camera assisted pilot guided system which was cheaper to make, given the throwaway nature of these "Progress" vessels.
Two tests were taken both failed, the first flew by harmlessly the second collided causing air leaks and power failures, something of a disaster but no one died happily
More on it here with footage of the collision
13. May 2016, 09:07
13. May 2016, 10:03
Most amusing lol
Ironic that I watched the documentary on it only a hours earlier,
thought I would mention it whilst I can still retain it haha
Anyhow, interesting story
13. May 2016, 10:22
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24. August 2016, 12:03
nice thing about us modellers is that we tend to be patient
24. August 2016, 12:24
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