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Relinquishing precedence to the Americans in launching a human being into space after all of our space triumphs was unthinkable. On 11 October 1960, Khrushchev signed a decree stipulating the production of a piloted Vostok spacecraft as a critical mission. In early 1960, a special “3KA Policy” was issued, “3KA” being the factory drawing designation for the piloted Vostok. For the first time the policy spelled out in the form of a directive the procedure for manufacturing and conducting factory tests for all the systems to be used in the piloted flights.

Atomic bombs and long-range ballistic missiles were produced as the main weapon for World War III. ” The root causes of the confrontation between the two superpowers at the beginning of the Cold War included the struggle to get the upper hand in atomic bomb production and the search to acquire the German missile legacy. S. in 1939. Everyone who has written a history of the creation of the atomic bomb has felt compelled to mention Albert Einstein’s letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hungarian émigré physicist Leo Szilárd composed the draft of the letter and Dr.

In the case of the R-7, Blocks A, B, V, G, and D denoted the core and the four strapons. Block Ye was an added upper stage used originally for the early robotic lunar missions in 1958–60 and then upgraded for use in the Vostok human spaceflight program. 10. The first successful recovery of a Discoverer reentry capsule was in August 1960 during the Discoverer 14 mission. Discoverer was the cover name for the top secret CORONA reconnaissance satellite program run by the CIA and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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