Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 10:50 UTC
General Development "I got interested in the Soviet space program and was interested to discover that the software on the Buran spacecraft circa 1988 was written in Prolog. Does anyone know what languages might have been used in earlier missions, especially the Mars PrOP-M rover missions of the early 1970s which were somewhat autonomous and could navigate obstacles?" Absolutely fascinating.
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RE: Let me guess!
by martijn on Tue 5th Jun 2012 20:09 UTC in reply to "Let me guess!"
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@Jeffrey. They did exactly the same as the Americans: get all German scientist and material you can lay your hands on and start from there.
Apart from that, the Russians were a lot more efficient than Americans. Whereas the Americans reinvented the wheel every time another company was granted the project, the Russians built steadily further on their experience, under the same lead engineer throughout ~2 decades. Which is why the ISS is nowadays supplied by the Russians, not the Americans.
I think you are mistaken with the atomic bomb.

Edited 2012-06-05 20:10 UTC

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