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Did Soviets steal space shuttle?
Although America’s space shuttle was not the budget-friendly platform it was intended to be, the program was so successful that the Soviet Union decided to build their own. Unbeknownst to most, they actually did, and it even flew in space.
What were the main exports of the Soviet Union?
The principal Soviet exports are grain products, oil products, furs, timber, dairy products, manganese ore, oil cake and flax and tow. Industrial exports increased from 32.4 per cent of the total in 1926-27 to 42.5 per cent in 1927-28.
What happened to the Soviet space shuttle?
On 12 May 2002, a hangar at Baikonur collapsed because of a structural failure due to poor maintenance. Eight workers were killed and the Buran spacecraft was destroyed as well as a mock-up of an Energia booster rocket.
What technologies came out of the Cold War?
The Internet, GPS, reliable transistors and chips: Cold War tech made possible by runaway defence spending. The space and arms race spawned a number of technologies that in turn created countless business opportunities. Even primitive computers had a profound impact on industry.
Did the Soviet Union have Internet?
Computing systems became known in the USSR by the 1950s. In the meantime amateur radio users all over USSR were conducting P2P connections with their comrades worldwide using data codes. Later, a massive automated data network called Express was launched in 1972 to serve the needs of Russian Railways.
Did US trade with Soviet Union?
Trade between the United States and the Soviet Union averaged about 1 percent of total trade for both countries through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1987 total trade between the United States and the Soviet Union amounted to US$2 billion.
What was the first US product sold in the Soviet Union?
Pepsi was the first American consumer product to be manufactured and sold in the former Soviet Union. In 1991, Russians could buy the soda for 20 kopeks, about 10 cents.
Was the Soviet shuttle the first recorded example of spying online?
The story of the Soviet shuttle is really the story of the competition between the two great space powers in microcosm, complete with Cold War intrigue and paranoia, mirror-image competition and all manner of spies, both human and electronic. It may also be the first recorded example of spying online.
Did the KGB steal the Space Shuttle design?
When U.S. space shuttles started linking up with Russia’s Mir space station in 1995, both sides owed a small debt to the old Soviet secret police, the KGB. According to documents obtained by NBC News, it was the KGB that successfully stole the U.S. shuttle design in the ’70s and ’80s.
Did the Soviets build their own space shuttle from documents?
In what may have been the first instance of online espionage, the Soviets built their own space shuttle based on thousands of documents acquired from U.S. sources. First of two parts, by NBC News’ Robert Windrem.
What happened to the Russian pipeline hacking?
The most spectacular result of this hacking, according to Reed, was a massive explosion during the summer of 1982 in the controversial pipeline delivering Siberian natural gas to Western Europe.