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    1961 Soviet space capsule to be auctioned in NYC

    Just weeks before the first man shot into outer space in 1961, the Soviets launched a dress rehearsal with a duplicate of the space capsule carrying a cosmonaut mannequin and a live dog.

    The Vostok 3KA-2 spacecraft — a twin of the Vostok 3KA-3 that later carried cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin — is being auctioned in New York on April 12, the 50th anniversary of the manned mission.
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    You get a Russian space capsule to die in, a St. Christopher medal to learn futility with, and even a free cremation for your laughing friend. What more could you ask for? Just call 1-800-TIME2DIE. That's 1-800-TIME2DIE. Operators are standing by, or maybe they are rolling on the floor laughing. You decide.

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    Re: 1961 Soviet space capsule to be auctioned in NYC

    I'm buying that ****.
    Always wanted a spaceship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    I'm buying that ****.
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    Re: 1961 Soviet space capsule to be auctioned in NYC

    How did we get a soviet space capsul? When they went broke in the '80's did they use it for collateral on their debt or something?

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    Re: 1961 Soviet space capsule to be auctioned in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Is life boring? Want to put a little pizazz into your dull daily routine? Well, stop pouting. You too can die in space. Yes, you will be dead, but you will have gone for the gusto, which, in Russian, is known as "Kroaknost".

    But how can I experience the ultimate rush, you ask? Good question. Just send a check or money order for $50,000.00 to:

    I want to be a Russian Astronaut
    Behind commode number 3
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    Ruins of the Soviet Academy of Sciences

    Act now, and you will receive as a bonus a St. Christopher medal. Yes, you too can learn the futility of praying while burning up on reentry. This is an education you will never need to repeat.

    But there's more. If you act within the next 48 hours, we will provide you with a cremation, absolutely free of charge. "But I am already going to be cremated when I take my Russian space ride" you exclaim. No problem. Just give the certificate to a friend, who can use it shortly after he celebrates his 100th birthday, drinking a toast to your absolute stupidity.

    You get a Russian space capsule to die in, a St. Christopher medal to learn futility with, and even a free cremation for your laughing friend. What more could you ask for? Just call 1-800-TIME2DIE. That's 1-800-TIME2DIE. Operators are standing by, or maybe they are rolling on the floor laughing. You decide.

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    I dunno, mate, the first human to ever leave our planet was sitting in that metal box there. That's momentous stuff.

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    I remember that! It was a huge event, but even more so for a ten-year-old. Alan Shephard was the first American, a month or two later.
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    Re: 1961 Soviet space capsule to be auctioned in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I dunno, mate, the first human to ever leave our planet was sitting in that metal box there. That's momentous stuff.
    Actually, it was a mannequin and a dog in that capsule. The mannequin cannot be considered human, because it is not organic. Now, as for the dog, it is possible, if someone in the Russian space program got so drunk on vodka that he married it.
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