These Lada Niva/Russian Space Program Ad Parodies Are So Great

As much as I wish a) these were real ads b) they actually did send a Lada Niva with a roof-mounted cargo box to the Mir and c) there actually were Nivas here in the US, none of these things are true. Still, that doesn't make these parody ads from the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF München) any less… » 3/14/13 10:10am 3/14/13 10:10am

These Are All The Spaceships Designed To Replace The Soyuz

Right before 2012 skidded to a halt last week, Russia's space agency's main contractor, RSC Energia, announced that they had completed designs for a new spacecraft to replace the venerable Soyuz, and they'd start test flights in 2017. For space geeks like me, this gave me the warm, welcome feeling of something » 1/04/13 2:00pm 1/04/13 2:00pm