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Why couldn't honey be sent up to Mir?

This article claims that after the collapse of the USSR, Russia was in such dire financial straits that not only could Roskosmos not afford to relieve the acting flight engineer Sergei Krikalev, but ...
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Were people in the USA surprised and shocked by the launch of Sputnik in 1957? [closed]

Were a lot of US citizens, especially US leaders, surprised and shocked when the USSR launched the first artifical satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957?
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