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The Soviet Space Program (Russian: Космическая программа СССР, Kosmicheskaya programma SSSR) comprised several of the rocket and space exploration programs conducted by the Soviet Union.


Over its sixty-year history during the Cold War, this primarily classified military program was responsible for a number of pioneering accomplishments in space flight;

Sputnik 1

On October 4th, 1957, the Soviets launched the first man made object into space, Sputnik 1. A Russian hero enhanced by alien technology named himself Sputnik after this launch.[1]

Sputnik 2

The Soviets followed up with Sputnik 2, carrying a dog named Laika. Laika survived but was mutated in the mission and battled Department Zero.[2]

First Man in Space

On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space making one trip around the Earth Orbit.[3][4]


In the 1960's another dog named Cosmo was used as a test subject. He was launched into space but drifted off into space arriving in Knowhere. His travel through space mutated him giving him enhanced intelligence.[5]


In 1972, the Soviets launched the Neverlab space station into orbit in secret.[6]

Soviet Moon Landing

On December 14th, 1972, Doctor Kuznetsov sent his robotic creation Udarnik to the moon. As nobody else had returned to the Moon ever since, Udarnki grew resentful of mankind.[7]

Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

In 1975, one of the Apollo Command Modules docked with a Soviet Soyuz capsule, and the astronauts shook hands. This was the beginning of the end of the space race.[8]


With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia created the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, now known as the Roscosmos.

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