So as it is I have a bit of bloggers block going on. And I can’t fall back to the usual race reports because I have not raced in two weeks. Tour of Champaign is this weekend and Superweek also starts today, Derek and I will be heading up to do the first three weekday races in Chicagoland.
I lieu of a sweet blog post, here’s some video’s of the Soviet’s Space Shuttle. And if you ever wonder why the Soviet space program achieved so many things, more efficiently, and faster than NASA these videos give the answer: Russian disco music.
My favorite part is 2:10 of the second video. Our own Space Shuttle, who’s first flights coincided with Regan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (STARWARS), could be used as a first strike weapon. By changing the shuttle’s re-entry trajectory, it could launch Nuclear weapons at Moscow. From time of launch of the weapons it would take roughly three minutes for the bombs to reach Moscow. This time window was too small for detection and response, meaning it could take out the capital before a second retaliatory strike would be ordered. So, there’s a good reason why the Soviets rushed the development of their own space shuttle.