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Turd Fergusen

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The Times’ obscene attacks on the Apollo program
As America prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, The New York Times is busy celebrating the Soviet space program and bashing America’s.

A Times op-ed Thursday highlighted how the Soviet Union was oh-so-diverse, sending women and people of color into space long before stuffy, old America got around to doing the same.

As the USSR retreats into the rearview mirror of history, there is a growing tendency to romanticize its disastrous reign through the lens of contemporary wokeness.

Sure, Communists tortured and executed dissidents, starved their own people by the millions and operated gulags — but have you heard about their amazing space feminism and space intersectionality?

“Cosmonaut diversity was key for the Soviet message to the rest of the globe,” the writer, Sophie Pinkham, wrote. Her piece reads like something from an old issue of the Soviet newspaper Pravda boasting of the achievements of the Soviet space program.

Full Story:
https://nypost.com/2019/07/18/the-times-obscene-attacks-on-the-apollo-program/

NY Times Story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/us/how-the-soviets-won-the-space-race-for-equality.html?searchResultPosition=1
 

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Totemic

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Wokeness is just a new form of propaganda. It's interesting to note that since we have striven so hard to become a "woke" society that all teh steps we made in the 60s/70s/80s have all but fucking vanished. Not saying that we were perfect then, far fucking from it, but you have to admit, we were a lot fucking closer.
 

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cubby

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The Russians also sent a dog up into space too. Did the dog have a choice in this, nope. PETA needs to get in on the action.

(Russian: Лайка; c. 1954 – 3 November 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. Laika, a stray mongrel from the streets of Moscow, was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2that was launched into outer space on 3 November 1957.
Laika died within hours from overheating, possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload. The true cause and time of her death were not made public until 2002; instead, it was widely reported that she died when her oxygen ran out on day six or, as the Soviet government initially claimed, she was euthanised prior to oxygendepletion.
Wikipedia.


I think the woman cosmonaut may not have had a real choice about her space flight. Send the one most expendable. The men were all too precious to potentially lose.
 

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ChaosKitty

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The follow up from the author of the Op-ED: “Under socialism, a person of even the humblest origins could make it all the way up.”

Really? You really fucking believe that?
no, as I went on a diatribe with the young clueless elitists on twitter, when I was in jc 7 friends in universities i would go up to hang with them in Long Beach and they were upper middle class with the same jantra you see today, they had a tankie friend they idolied ,real deal rd gen russian communist grandparents in the revolution but the catch is hey were bolsheviks, professors, professionals so a part of the elite class that lived better nd were able to keep their ideal ideas compared to the masses. Luckily they were further away from the gore crew of boshsies which s why life was good for them, others starved fr the food on their tables
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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The Times just couldn't resist!

I remember the lady cosmonaut. They filmed her putting on makeup in space. How sexist.
Also, one of the lowest paying professions in Soviet Russia was medical doctor. That's why so many Soviet doctors were women. So yeah, gender equality.

ETA: And the diversity and tolerance. Entire etnic populations relocated 1,000+ miles just so Russians could take over their territory and divert water for agriculture, or mine for resources.
How easy it is to refute that type of slovely "journalism".
 
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cubby

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From @Turd Fergusen's link

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
(born August 26, 1918) is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights.[2] During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped the space agency pioneer the use of computers to perform the tasks.

Johnson's work included calculating trajectories, launch windows and emergency return paths for Project Mercury spaceflights, including those for astronauts Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and John Glenn, the first American in orbit, and rendezvous paths for the Apollo Lunar Module and command module on flights to the Moon.[2][3][4]Her calculations were also essential to the beginning of the Space Shuttle program,[2] and she worked on plans for a mission to Mars. In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[5]She was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson as a lead character in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.


I have never heard of her either, thank you for posting this.
 

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