October 2005 Blog Posts

  • The Birth of JOIN: Chapter 1

    Problem AD 1962 Stratosphere"Zarya-1, Zarya-1, I can't hear you very well. I feel fine. I'm continuing the flight.....”The encrypted VHF band they communicated on quickly became useless as the converted ballistic missile passed over the horizon.  With no one to talk too, he sat in silence and looked out the tiny window. The view was indescribable.  Ninety minutes later, a farmer and his daughter saw a strange man in an orange suit walking across a paddock asking to phone Moscow. Washington“Sir, we have confirmation that another R-7 ICBM rocket was launched from Tyuratam this morning and completed an orbit and successful re-entry.“And?”“There...