Bear with me. A story here. Ramones--Rocket to Russia. I saw this album in a Rolling Stone magazine add and it so intrigued my 15 year old mind I bought it. Blind. I can honestly say this piece of vinyl changed the way I played and loved music from the moment the needle hit the record.
Up for Bids: Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters
We Are Born to Make a Fairy Tale Come True! 1960 Artist: Valentin Viktorov (1909-1981) After the Soviet Luna-1 rocket became the first manmade object to reach heliocentric orbit, it was dubbed “the Tenth Planet”. Viktor Ivanov was an important Soviet artist who worked in a variety of graphics genres. As a posterist, he won two State Prizes and numerous awards in international competitions.
Here's a cool heater to warm you up as winter approaches. The fireplace is surrounded by sculpted cob - a mixture of clay, sand & straw - that absorbs the heat from the fire and stays warm long after the fire is done burning. Much more efficient than a regular fireplace (which can have a net cooling effect).
Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics
NASA Space Shuttle Launch..Great info..It's still hard to understand or believe that after $980 Billion or now more than 1Trillion Dollars invested in NASA's budget we now have to hitch a ride into space with the fine folks from Russia.
RussiaTrek's DeIntegro has assembled a marvelous gallery of mid-century Soviet space-program propaganda posters, showing brave and noble Russians ascending to the heavens on the back of sound socialist rockets.