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Comment Re:Ever seen a ruskie car? (Score 1) 55

NASA pulled ahead of the russians in the 1960s because, while the russians pursued a lot of political "stunt" missions (first space walk, first woman in space, etc.), NASA methodically developed better spacecraft and techniques for a manned mission to the moon.

in the 1970s and '80s the situation was reversed. NASA dropped the development of improved spacecraft (blame it on congress or nixon or whoever) while the soviets plodded away at making bigger and better space stations and made steady incremental developments to the soyuz system.

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