Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space in 1965, but the mission almost killed him.
If you have nostalgia for the days when you could eat a three course meal on a plane while bumping elbows with your neighbor, head over to Runway 24 in Zurich Switzerland, a fine dining establishment stuffed inside a 1950s era Soviet Ilyushin IL-14 airliner.
Once upon a time in a Soviet Union far, far away, Russia set out to build the world's largest particle accelerator under a small town called Protvino. Already plagued by setbacks, the work on the accelerator ceased after the fall of the Soviet Union and it's been abandoned since. Now, as some explorers found, it looks more like the setting of a sci-fi thriller — just imagine what ancient evil could be lurking down there, or all those zombies just around the corner.
Security means everything when it comes to building a place where people will feel confident depositing their precious data, and few places are as securely built as an underground ex-Soviet nuclear bunker.
The Soviet 1K17 laser tank looks like something out of Command and Conquer, but it was armed and operational during the early 90s, and it had US Intelligence totally freaked out.