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Lost Cosmonauts

In the months leading up to Yuri Gagarin's single-orbit flight around the Earth, there may (or may not) have been a number of less succesful Russian space-shots. This site chronicles the losses, and even offers audio samples, purported to be the dying exhalations of an unknown cosmonaut.

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What I really love about this story is the role played by 2 Italian brothers in monitoring the activities of Soviet and American satellites from their home-cobbled space-monitoring station near Turin.

Read the 1965 Reader's Digest Article about the brothers Judica - Cordiglia. Then marvel at their lo-budget, but hi-tech achievments. It read like John Le Carre, filtered through Junkyard wars.

Especially timely (as I sit writing this, the whole world seems clenched, and poised for war) is the message it sends. Even at the height of the cold war, there was someone watching the watchers.

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