Inside The USSR Space Program - Space Documentary

  • Published on Jan 19, 2017
  • The Soviet space program comprised the rocketry and space exploration programs conducted by the former Soviet Union (USSR) from the 1930s until its dissolution in 1991.
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    DEEP SPACE TV  2 years ago +5

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  • FIRE STORM 3692
    FIRE STORM 3692 2 days ago


  • Kelsey Copeland
    Kelsey Copeland 16 days ago


  • jbarry39
    jbarry39 26 days ago

    Excellent Footage

  • Alex Xela
    Alex Xela Month ago

    They knew Laika, the dog, would die in a week yet still sent her up. They said it'll be painless yet it was terrifying and painful as she dies of heat, something they supposedly had unforseen. These asseholes used a dog to check whether you could survive in space with oxygen and normal temperature

  • orange70383
    orange70383 Month ago +1

    Mighty Vostok make saturn 5 look as toy.

    • Jim Oberg
      Jim Oberg 10 days ago

      Your glasses are on backwards.

  • orange70383
    orange70383 Month ago +1

    Soviet space program much superior than U.S. Russia always first with design premium.

  • Comrade2face
    Comrade2face Month ago

    CCCC ili CCCP sta mislite moji mili?

  • MyBlueZed
    MyBlueZed 2 months ago +4

    Period propaganda and archival footage is very interesting but I came for a serious documentary about the Soviet Space Program.

  • Spaceflight Smith
    Spaceflight Smith 2 months ago

    In Soviet Russia Rocket Ride You

    • r rejini
      r rejini 2 months ago +1

      In USA
      Coca Cola mislead you

  • Summer camp island Meme
    Summer camp island Meme 2 months ago +1

    GG neil armstrong

  • SCUBA Steve
    SCUBA Steve 3 months ago +6

    so yuri went on vacation for 3 years after orbiting the planet for 90 mins? lmao

    • jbarry39
      jbarry39 26 days ago

      The Higher Ups in the Politburo didnt want to endager him. He was a propaganda tool after his flight.

  • NubianTrini Mix
    NubianTrini Mix 4 months ago +3

    Poor doggie @ 4:00 :(....they didn't mention that it died.

    ABDUR RAHMAN 4 months ago +7

    Great & Mighty USSR...

    IRON60 BITCH 4 months ago +1

    When Gagarin ejected from the Vostok on April 12, 1961 and parachuted back down to Earth (something the Russians didn't reveal until 1971), Gagarin was ill-prepared for what was waiting for him on the ground. He was propped up by the Communist Party as a superstar, a propaganda tool and a man whom a nation should look to as inspiration. This wasn't easy for Gagarin.He began questioning the communist system. He also questioned safety he felt the astronauts were expendable because of many many accidents that were not revealed almost 40 years later KGB made sure he was silenced. And then they constructed a scenario where the great space hero was re-training preparing to go back to space when he crashed his Mig

    • CapCity Smoker7781
      CapCity Smoker7781 2 months ago

      IRON60 BITCH yeah we have watched that documentary too. At least credit the source. 🤣🤣🤣

  • ebbe118
    ebbe118 4 months ago +1

    Most impressive

  • adam alaoui
    adam alaoui 5 months ago +9

    If ussr hasn’t fallen we would be already colonizing the moon, mars and maybe pluto

    • Tim Smith
      Tim Smith 3 months ago +4

      adam alaoui : Like in the Stanley Kubrick movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. (A must watch for space fans if you haven’t seen it!)

    • Two Eye
      Two Eye 4 months ago +1

      @Mihai Lazar I mean it seemed like about as good of an idea as the space shuttle (because it was a direct rip off). Its automated features were nice and could have saved lives. But it wasn't a moon capable spacecraft so the comparison isn't really relevant.

    • Mihai Lazar
      Mihai Lazar 4 months ago

      @Two Eye then how do you explain the GLORIOUS Buran-Energia ? a.k.a. one of the most exquisite spacecraft mankind has ever constructed

    • IRON60 BITCH
      IRON60 BITCH 4 months ago +1

      We would’ve had a nuclear war wake up

    • Two Eye
      Two Eye 5 months ago +6

      Nah they lost interest before they fell. At it's core the USSR just wanted ICBMs the space program was just a way of testing rockets under the guise of science. They also effectively convinced the Americans to spend waaaaay more money than was ever necessary because they were terrified of falling behind. Once the N1 failed 4 launches and they realized they needed a whole new rocket for a moon mission they lost interest and focused on nukes and R7's. Americans won the race to the moon but USSR built the biggest Nuke, a title which will likely remain theirs forever.

  • MissCHENG83
    MissCHENG83 5 months ago +1

    Thank for sharing

  • Raúl Redondo García
    Raúl Redondo García 6 months ago

    Is too much visible that this documentary is Soviet Union's propaganda.

    • Raúl Redondo García
      Raúl Redondo García 2 months ago

      SONTU BANERJEE It’s true putting a man un the space it’s difficult but the way the documentary it’s made hoy realize that it’s Soviet Propaganda

      SONTU BANERJEE 2 months ago

      @Raúl Redondo García
      No,It's all worth it. Making a astronaut ready for space flight is extremely difficult and that too in 1960's.
      Note: I am not a citizen of Soviet Union(all former Soviet countries).

    • Raúl Redondo García
      Raúl Redondo García 3 months ago

      @SONTU BANERJEE You don´t know how to prove I´m wrong. So you try to seem it doesn´t bother you.

      SONTU BANERJEE 3 months ago

      @Raúl Redondo García
      Bla Bla

  • Gnomezonbacon
    Gnomezonbacon 7 months ago +2

    derrrr...god im stoned

  • Pyrus Rex
    Pyrus Rex 8 months ago

    All that money for the probe that photographed the dark side of the moon for the 1st time, could they not have used something a little better than a Walmart disposable camera?

    • jimlthor
      jimlthor 5 months ago +1

      Then they would have had to land that shitty camera back on Earth.

  • Schatten2712
    Schatten2712 8 months ago

    they literally made technology thought to be impossible, infinite respect to these guys

  • halo3odst
    halo3odst Year ago +4

    Only 6 minutes in and i notice how they left out how only the first of the sputniks went off without a hitch, the dog died 8 hrs in, the giant 1ton sattelite blew up at launch and the sattelite that went past the moon wasnt supposed to it was supposed to land on the moon.

  • lol
    lol Year ago +5

    We won space race cyka.

    • halo3odst
      halo3odst 11 months ago

      Germany beat you to space

  • Heywood Juhblowme
    Heywood Juhblowme Year ago +1

    Valentina Tereshnikova was a hot little thot back in the day. Let's be honest, in Soviet Russia, woman fuck you!

  • Allan Copland
    Allan Copland Year ago

    Seen this vid lodas of times over the years. Patronising BS.

  • Tebya ebet?
    Tebya ebet? Year ago +2


    • Jim Oberg
      Jim Oberg 10 days ago

      Neither would have gone so far without pressure from the other.

    • The Wolf with the Dragon
      The Wolf with the Dragon 3 months ago

      First, yes. But you didn’t make it to the Moon. It was simply out of reach for you.
      You don’t say someone won a race when he was first to start but didn’t even reach the finish line.

    • Captain Richard Sensi-ble
      Captain Richard Sensi-ble Year ago +1

      I have a massive penis

  • Zachary C
    Zachary C Year ago +1

    I love you space!

  • NightShift
    NightShift Year ago +46

    As an American I find the Soviet space program infinitely more fascinating than NASA.

    • IRON60 BITCH
      IRON60 BITCH 3 months ago +1

      iPhone 6s more interesting than failure

    • Two Eye
      Two Eye 3 months ago +2

      @Mihai Lazar Yeah and the USA space shuttle was supposed to have lasers, Apollo was supposed to build a moon base, N1 was supposed to send Russians to the moon. Plans and theoretical ideas are just that, plans and ideas.

    • Mihai Lazar
      Mihai Lazar 3 months ago

      @Two Eye but did you know they actually had plans for a FULLY REUSABLE Buran-Energia mk2 a.k.a. Uragan-Energia
      Basically : add wings to the core, on the side opposite the orbiter and use a sinusoidal trajectory to skip over the atmosphere and go around the earth to autonomously land the core, and strap some "inline" jet-engines on the tip of the boosters, along with a cruise-missle -like collapsible wings and BOOM
      100% reusable Super heavy lift vehicle
      As close as you get to KSP IRL

    • Two Eye
      Two Eye 3 months ago +2

      @Mihai Lazar It basically was a space shuttle with better automation features, it might have saved lives but it suffered from many of the same weaknesses. They were lucky they abandoned it when they did because it would have been a money pit just like the USA shuttle. The right call was to keep flying the soyuz (albeit a heavily modified and updated version).

    • Tim Smith
      Tim Smith 3 months ago +1

      Captain Richard Sensi-ble : It probably weighs more than your brain.

  • Robert Rajuncas
    Robert Rajuncas Year ago +2

    1 Soviet Union (URS) 55 31 46 132
    2 East Germany (GDR) 37 35 30 102
    3 United States (USA) 36 31 27 94

    • Two Eye
      Two Eye 3 months ago

      Rank Country Olympic Summer Games medal table (total medals won) from 1896 to 2016
      1 United States 2,520
      2 Russia 1,865
      3 Germany 1,681

  • califinn
    califinn Year ago +13

    Science is Science, and the will to do things is the will to do things. The Soviets put together a kick ass, ahead of its time space program and went for it. Big Red Balls

    • Underbird
      Underbird 9 months ago

      You should reread my statements again. US in-flight and testing accidents outweight Soviet ones, not total fatalities due to launch pad explosions, etc.

    • halo3odst
      halo3odst 11 months ago +1

      And with that we are finally in agreement. GOODNIGHT AMERICA! *upbeat show theme plays*

    • Underbird
      Underbird 11 months ago

      I fully agree. Furthermore, they lacked a proper escape system (let's not forget to mention the infamous "escape pole"), radically decreasing crew survivability in . In the real world, not even the economic goals were fulfilled: The turnaround rate was drastically lower than projected, owing to the complex systems, heat protection and engine, and drove costs into orbit.
      I personally believe a conventional, expandable launcher and orbiter system would have fulfilled most of the Space Shuttle's roles much better.

    • halo3odst
      halo3odst 11 months ago +1

      Im saying that it is not unlikely that the economic goals of the shuttle program took precidence over some of the obvious dangers of reusing equipment for such an ammount of uses considering the literally astronomical stresses induced on said equipment each time, if nasa had kept using a fresh rocket each time, the disasters of the space shuttle might have been avoided.

    • Underbird
      Underbird 11 months ago

      I do. However, I fail to see a connection to space flight fatalities, other than the Space Shuttle's possible military application (which influenced the Space Shuttle's design process a decade before Reagan's space wars).

  • Smokey Mirror
    Smokey Mirror Year ago

    Are the dogs still in Space?

    • Luke Lucky
      Luke Lucky 5 months ago +1

      no, they found out the Dog's Planet and there they will live happy forever.

    • Malcolm Holmes
      Malcolm Holmes Year ago +2

      The dog died a couple hours after then burned up in the atmosphere

  • raympet
    raympet Year ago +7

    And people all over the world celebrated again.
    Yeah the Americans especially where going all out. hahaha

  • edo edo
    edo edo Year ago +3

    Excellent and beautiful program. The Soviet youth space vehicle and platform demonstration was magical and lyrical--breathtaking scene. Yuri Gagarin was amazing.

  • RJPastuch
    RJPastuch Year ago

    Love the shot of Titov with John Glenn. Doesn't look in a happy mood, does John?

  • rob tison
    rob tison Year ago +16

    usa will never get over being beaten into space

    • The Wolf with the Dragon
      The Wolf with the Dragon 3 months ago

      Nostalgic memories They did win. Putting people on the Moon, and returning them, is so vastly more difficult than all the things that the Soviets did. And when the Moon landing took place, the Soviets weren’t even close to catching up. The Soviets simply had an early lead, but where then defeated when the USA did something the USSR simply couldn’t do.

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 7 months ago

      @Traiano Welcome I did serve in my country (Chile) but we mind our own business, so we haven't had a war in over 100 years. The Americans/Russians should do the same.

    • Traiano Welcome
      Traiano Welcome 7 months ago

      @Zero Cool the glaring reality is that you neither know what was lost, nor the nature of the war, or even what in concrete terms was won.

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 7 months ago

      @Traiano Welcome The glaring reality that you can't accept is that the Soviets lost the cold war.

    • Traiano Welcome
      Traiano Welcome 7 months ago

      @Zero Cool I didnt whatabout anything, I just pointed out a glaring reality. You seem to think that magic word can change reality.

  • Li Qin
    Li Qin Year ago

    ...the original fakery. Brilliant!

    • Super Sleepy
      Super Sleepy 4 months ago

      Poor guy thinks the earth is flat

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 7 months ago +1

      Flat earther: Detected.

    • RJPastuch
      RJPastuch Year ago +3

      Give me a fucking break. Fake? How?? Where? Hate to be beat at anything, hey USA.

  • Gavra Kaćanski
    Gavra Kaćanski Year ago +3

    Gagarin was killed by ALIENS...

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 7 months ago

      Clockwork Elves to be exact.

  • Mimon Barakacka
    Mimon Barakacka Year ago +1

    In russia, the space suit wears you

  • zach
    zach Year ago

    So..uh we don't talk about what happened to the dog? Lol

  • PieWithMoustache PWM
    PieWithMoustache PWM Year ago +10


    • Nansi
      Nansi 2 months ago

      Poor little girl. :( 💕

    • halo3odst
      halo3odst Year ago +2

      Died 8 hrs after launch

  • Brian W
    Brian W 2 years ago +9

    The Germans were the first to put a man made object in space. June 20, 1944, a V2 rocket launched from Peenemunde MW18014. It had an apoapsis of 176km. Sputnik was first in orbit, not first in space.

    • The Wolf with the Dragon
      The Wolf with the Dragon 3 months ago

      Jonny Krivan No. It didn’t go into space and continue further. It simply went 176km into the air, above the atmosphere, and then straight back again.

    • Jonny Krivan
      Jonny Krivan 4 months ago

      If this is true - shouldn’t it still be in space ?

  • Paul Stonehill
    Paul Stonehill 2 years ago

    • jim oberg
      jim oberg 2 years ago +1

      Disorganized reading of reports one after the other with totally unrelated cosmonaut photos streaming by..

  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams 2 years ago +24

    Wouldn't it be great if Russia and the US didn't have tensions and could just work together? Imagine the progress we'd have! That's a goal years ahead though.

    • Jonny Sevent
      Jonny Sevent 7 months ago

      @Zero Cool- What? We haven't seen the Mueller report yet. But it appears there's gonna be evidence of conspiracy and obstruction. Barr is trying to hide it but it will come out and probably destroy the vile Trump and make his disgusting supporters kill themselves with a bit of luck! lol

    • Zero Cool
      Zero Cool 7 months ago

      @Jonny Sevent No collusion - Mueller report.

    • Schatten2712
      Schatten2712 8 months ago

      yeah I now, but sometimes is that tension what drives the intention to research on these topics otherwise most likely governments would had never invested in space programs the way they did on the last century

    • Mirkocc14
      Mirkocc14 8 months ago

      You mean US money with Russian brains? That would be the only reason Russians could make progress together with yank cunts

  • CC C
    CC C 2 years ago +2

    Mickeal Gorbachev put it well when he said that the USSR was a country that was a pioneer of space exploration yet needed to strike costly government commissions investigating how the price of pantyhose should be regulated. Talk about communism at both its best and its worst.

    • Shinji Ikari
      Shinji Ikari Year ago

      Communism has nothing to do with any of this being good. It was just personal pride and the desire to win support in the world. The space race was just one big ass bro-down over who could launch rockets into space and land on a rock first. This, plus the arms race, were big motivators for the Americans and the Soviets to innovate and create.

    • Slab Riprock
      Slab Riprock 2 years ago

      True.and it's a long list

      DEEP SPACE TV  2 years ago +3

      i don't think the economics of the USSR was "its worst" the forced starving of people, sending people to soviet concentration camps and so on was "its worst".

  • C. Porto
    C. Porto 2 years ago +18

    The USSR Program Space... is the best !!!

    • The Nerd Herd
      The Nerd Herd 9 months ago

      C. Porto commie

    • halo3odst
      halo3odst Year ago

      Im 6 minutes in and noticed how they ommitted to mention how only the first sputnik went off without any mission altering failures.

    • Shinji Ikari
      Shinji Ikari Year ago

      DEEP SPACE TV 50 years after we did using navigational computers weaker than a $5 calculator? Jesus, that's sad.

      DEEP SPACE TV  2 years ago

      Russia is planing a moon mission, just as China and India and Europe is, when it will eventually happen, is the big question

    • C. Porto
      C. Porto 2 years ago

      To get stones ... I do not think you'll see.

  • Treemaster101
    Treemaster101 2 years ago +3

    Yuri should've drank his vodka

  • Critical Mass
    Critical Mass 2 years ago +7

    I wonder how many people the Soviets sent into space died before Yuri made it back to the Earth still breathing?

    • Alt - Monarchist
      Alt - Monarchist 7 months ago

      People like you are idiots who hate Russians

    • lol
      lol Year ago

      Critical Mass I hid nothing cyka.

    • Captain Richard Sensi-ble
      Captain Richard Sensi-ble Year ago

      Watch the vid!

    • Shinji Ikari
      Shinji Ikari Year ago

      SilverFurby We blew our money on the space shuttles (Those could've been better, but they were rushed. Thanks, Nixon.) and lost public support, so the government cut back funding to NASA. Now NASA uses Soyuz rockets instead. But you know who is making a homegrown alternative that is also reusable? Elon Musk. SpaceX. America's booming private space industry is making up for its government's laziness and failures. Who knows? We might be using more SpaceX rockets than Soyuz rockets if things go right, if not completely replace them and bury them underneath the sands of time like they deserve to be.

  • ram jainesh
    ram jainesh 2 years ago +5

    Russian are great in aerospace space science Icbm technology that no any body know about this technology

    • Justin Voss
      Justin Voss Year ago

      zach you too

    • Justin Voss
      Justin Voss Year ago

      bishoplamont2 ever heard of 'english as a second language' you dolt?

    • zach
      zach Year ago

      ....the fuck

  • Hans-jørgen Nielsen
    Hans-jørgen Nielsen 2 years ago +46

    Russian spacemen are NOT Astronaut , but kosmonaut 🕵

  • Robert Karma
    Robert Karma 2 years ago

    In NASA publication SP-4209, The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, there is a brief discussion of President Kennedy's offer to work with the Soviets in the exploration of space. It is one of that "what could have been" scenarios that ended with Kennedy's assassination.
    "... on 20 September, President Kennedy in a surprise address before the General Assembly of the United Nations raised the possibility of a "joint expedition to the moon." How are Kennedy's two positions to be reconciled? At one point, the President called for American domination of the space frontier in the 1960s, and at another time he argued that "space offers no problems of sovereignty," so "why, therefore, should man's first flight to the moon be a matter of national competition? Why should the United States and the Soviet Union, in preparing for such expeditions, become involved in immense duplications of research, construction, and expenditure?" The "why" of competition versus cooperation had been a matter of much discussion among the White House staff prior to Kennedy's U.N. address.
    Two days before Kennedy's speech, McGeorge Bundy, a Presidential assistant, addressed the question of cooperation and competition in a "Memorandum for the President." NASA Administrator Webb had reported to Bundy that the agency anticipated continued suggestions from the Soviets that the two nations cooperate in space. Indeed, the subject of the Lovell letter and the idea of cooperative lunar exploration had been discussed by Blagonravov and Dryden in a New York luncheon meeting. The dramatic newspaper reports of the meeting raised questions that Bundy passed along to Kennedy. "The obvious choice was whether to press for cooperation or to continue to use the Soviet space effort as a spur to our own." In this same memorandum, which was prepared as background for the President's meeting that same morning with Administrator Webb, Bundy indicated that there was some "low-level disagreement" on this topic within NASA. He argued that in his own "hasty judgment" a decision was called for on competition or cooperation. If competition was favored, then the U.S. should make every effort to meet the goal of a lunar landing before the end of the 1960s. "If we cooperate, the pressure comes off, and we can easily argue that it was our crash effort [in] '61 and '62 which made the Soviets ready to cooperate."
    Later on the morning of 18 September, the President met briefly with James Webb. Kennedy told him that he was thinking of pursuing the topic of cooperation with the Soviets as part of a broader effort to bring the two countries closer together. He asked Webb, "Are you sufficiently in control to prevent my being undercut in NASA if I do that?" As Webb remembered that meeting, "So in a sense he didn't ask me if he should do it; he told me he thought he should do it and wanted to do it. . . ." What he sought from Webb was the assurance that there would be no further unsolicited comments from within the space agency. Webb told the President that he could keep things under control.
    Late on the following day, Bundy called Webb to tell him that the President had decided to include a statement about space cooperation with the Soviets in his U.N. address. Bundy informed Webb that Kennedy wanted "to be sure that you know about it." The new paragraph, drafted by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., another Kennedy aide, had not been included in the earlier drafts of the speech circulated at NASA. Upon receiving the President's message, Webb immediately telephoned directions to the various NASA centers "to make no comment of any kind or description on this matter."
    The President's proposal for a joint expedition to the moon was intended to be a step toward improved Soviet-American relations. The impact of the speech was quite the reverse. Moscow and the Soviet press virtually ignored the U.N. address. Officially, the Soviet government did not comment. In the U.S., the public remarks either strongly supported the idea of a joint flight or equally forcefully opposed it.
    Reaction within NASA itself was varied. During a news conference in Houston on the day of the President's address, Associate Administrator Robert C. Seamans, Jr., stated that Kennedy's proposals came as no great surprise. He said that many "large areas" for cooperation existed, such as exchanges of scientific information and space tracking data, but he emphasized that there were no plans for cosmonauts to fly aboard an Apollo spacecraft. Deputy Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight George E. Mueller shared Seamans's view. He compared future U.S.-U.S.S.R. cooperation in space to joint explorations in Antarctica. Scientists from both nations worked in the same region, but "they got there in different ships." Robert Gilruth, Director of MSC, expressed the concerns of technical Specialists about an integrated mission.
    Speaking before the National Rocket Club three days before the Kennedy address to the U.N., Gilruth had said that he "would welcome the opportunity to go behind the scenes in the Soviet Union and see what [53] they're doing, what they have learned." But then he added that a joint space flight involving the melding of equipment would pose difficulties. "I tremble at the thought of the integration problems." Gilruth emphasized that he was speaking as a working engineer and not as "an international politician." He said that American space engineers had enough difficulties mating the hundreds of electrical, mechanical, and pyrotechnic connections between American launch vehicles and spacecraft. Noting "how difficult these integration problems are" from a technical standpoint within a single agency, he said that the engineering problems inherent in combining the hardware of two nations would be "hard to do in a practical sort of way." At the 20 September MSC news conference, he added that such problems "are very difficult even when [the hardware components] are built by American contractors." Gilruth's fears were unfounded for the time being; there would be no joint missions in the foreseeable future."

  • Jeffrey Ornstein
    Jeffrey Ornstein 2 years ago +17

    Very interesting documentary!