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2007-05-29 12:00:08

In the mid-1980s, while the United States worked to develop President Reagan's "Star Wars" strategic defense initiative space-based missile defense program, the Soviet Union was secretly developing its own version. It was a program so top secret that photos of the Energiya launch vehicle were only taken from the opposite side to ensure that the true nature of the Polyus (or Skif-DM) program remain hidden. In an article written by Russian historian Konstantin Lantrotov and translated by...