clj at panix.com
Mon Oct 27 14:08:59 EDT 2008
spaceflightnews at gmail.com wrote:
> Could you give some guidance on what each contains please - especially for
> those of us that don't speak Russian? I watched the first one and still
> don't know why...
I used Google Translate to translate the pages. Unfortunately, it's only
able to (roughly) translate the text, and quite a bit of what looks like
text is actually part of an image, and is thus left untranslated. It helps
if (like me) you took Russian in high school or otherwise can transliterate
the Cyrillic (I've forgotton most of the Russian I learned, but still remember
the alphabet) since they're quite a few cognates between the languages.
Any way, here are the titles over the videos:
> -----Original Message-----
> check this out
"Fair Strike -- Hunter Hawks" apparently about antiaircraft missiles
"Returning to the ground. Astronauts successfully landed in Kazakhstan"
"The father of space exploration" (the sidebar says this is about Paul
Tsybin, and offers "Name of the man is widely unknown.")
"Kosmofilm 'Jacksonville - Space City'" (though what's translated as
Jacksonville transliterates as Kaluga)
"Start rocket Soyuz - beautifully" about a 24 December 2006 launch from
"Route Kondratyuka" about Yuri Kondratyuk (there's a Wikipedia article
about him if, like most people, you've never heard of him). The title
apparently refers to a discovery of his, the Kondratyuk route or Kondratyuk
loop, what's often called the free-return trajectory in English.
> Jakob Terweij
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