Why Russian Astronauts Pee on a Bus Tire Before Launching Into Space, and Other Pre-Flight Rituals | Atlas Obscura

Why Russian Astronauts Pee on a Bus Tire Before Launching Into Space, and Other Pre-Flight Rituals | Atlas Obscura

Cosmonauts. All Soviet and RKA cosmonauts have been born within the borders of the U.S.S.R.; no cosmonaut who was born in independent Russia has yet flown. Many cosmonauts, however, were born in Soviet territories outside the boundaries of Russia, and may be claimed by various Soviet successor states as nationals of those states. All claimed Soviet or Russian citizenship at the time of their space flights

Cosmonauts. All Soviet and RKA cosmonauts have been born within the borders of the U.S.S.R.; no cosmonaut who was born in independent Russia has yet flown. Many cosmonauts, however, were born in Soviet territories outside the boundaries of Russia, and may be claimed by various Soviet successor states as nationals of those states. All claimed Soviet or Russian citizenship at the time of their space flights

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The American Space Shuttle and the Soviet Buran.
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Why Russian Astronauts Pee on a Bus Tire Before Launching Into Space, and Other Pre-Flight Rituals | Atlas Obscura

Why Russian Astronauts Pee on a Bus Tire Before Launching Into Space, and Other Pre-Flight Rituals | Atlas Obscura

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The Moment of Truth: Video of Conversation Between Russian Astronauts Goes Viral

The Moment of Truth: Video of Conversation Between Russian Astronauts Goes Viral

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, He was the first human to journey into outer space.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, He was the first human to journey into outer space.

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NASA caught lying with this supposedly live feed from the iss. Watch the clouds as they repeat over and over. What a joke. Lying bastards.

NASA caught lying with this supposedly live feed from the iss. Watch the clouds as they repeat over and over. What a joke. Lying bastards.

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