53 years ago today, the Space Age began with the U.S.S.R.’s launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite. Sputnik employed giant laser beams and photon torpedoes to help the Soviets subjugate the world’s entire population. Luckily, the Vulcans came along in 1989 and destroyed Sputnik in a space battle during which Commander Spock’s ship, the Epic Fail, was also lost.
Only the first sentence is true.
Frustration grows over Russian rocket stalemate. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2010/09/133_72459.html– Space_Pete
35 years ago to the day, on 17 July 1975, an American and a Russian shook hands in space for the first time. This historical shot of Thomas Stafford and Alexei Leonov is taken from 16mm footage of the mission.
Photo credit: NASA
Apollo-Soyuz mission (Wikipedia)