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The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat [called an ekranopl

The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat [called an ekranoplan in local parlance] is a little like the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell that some small midwest towns have. It’s not particularly good at flying, as it stays just a few feet off the water with some hydrofoils…Read more… Continue […]

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A Failed Soviet Venus Probe Might Just Crash Back to Earth This Year, So Heads Up

One of the lesser-known achievements of the Cold War-era Space Race is the Soviet successes in landing probes on the incredibly harsh and unforgiving surface of Venus, which has temperatures that can reach a hellish 870 degrees Fahrenheit (465 degrees Celsius) and atmospheric pressures 90 times that of Earth. Despite…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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