Disastrous Consequences


Kidnapping of Gorbachev – 1991

By the mid-1980s, the Soviet Union was creaking. The Communist Party’s absolute control from Moscow had failed to deliver for assorted nations that had been forcibly combined to create the Russianized superstate. The economy was stagnant, poverty was endemic and the tightly controlled peoples of this disparate empire were getting restive. Cometh the moment, cometh …

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Space Shuttle Challenger – 1986

Spend billions of dollars, utilize the cutting-edge design and engineering capabilities of the world’s most technologically advanced nation and what have you got? For NASA (the USAS National Aeronautics and Space Administration) the answer was a snappy acronym – STS. The Space Transportation System has at its heart the iconic space shuttles – reusable craft …

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