articles tagged: cold war
why asteroid mining could restart the cold war
# space

why asteroid mining could restart the cold war

Asteroid mining may require changes to The Outer Space Treaty and the consequences of amending it badly could be very serious...

why politicians make bad mission planners
# space

why politicians make bad mission planners

Politicians want splashy headlines and photo ops with flag-planting moments and that's enough for them. This is exactly why they shouldn't set scientific missions.

and after fifty years of human spaceflight…
# space

and after fifty years of human spaceflight…

It's been half a century since the first human slipped into orbit around our planet. And while we've done a lot in space since then, we haven't done nearly enough.

a peek at the ghost of the red menace
# politics

a peek at the ghost of the red menace

Comparing what America and the USSR did to their own citizens during the Cold War is a fool's errand. The USSR was objectively worse to its people.

when academics try to take on military history
# politics

when academics try to take on military history

Inertia applies not only to objects with mass, but to bureaucracy and large institutions that have grown out of control.

why we still live in a m.a.d., m.a.d. world…
# politics

why we still live in a m.a.d., m.a.d. world…

Unfortunately for those of us who'd like to remain alive and not irradiated, the ghost of Mutually Assured Destruction lives on.

the secret moon plans of the cold war
# space

the secret moon plans of the cold war

Stalin wasn't the only world leader who was thinking about using the Moon as a springboard for a massive base able to strike anywhere on Earth with devastating consequences.

another look at the soviet doomsday machine
# oddities

another look at the soviet doomsday machine

Does Russia really house a former Soviet doomsday weapon designed to wipe out ever major city in the West should Moscow be obliterated?

happy space exploration day
# space

happy space exploration day

Every year, Russia celebrates the first human flight into space, but not how, or why, you might think...

ghosts of the cold war
# politics

ghosts of the cold war

Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the myth of communism leading to atheism persists.

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