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  • "Kaputnik chaos could kill Hubble", from

    Satellite debris could cancel Hubble repair mission

  • This is nothing new: the US's first attempt at a spacecraft, Vanguard TV3, exploded on the launchpad, earning such ignominious names as "Flopnik" and "Kaputnik".


  • No one was killed, but the disaster—dubbed by the press as “Flopnik” and “Kaputnik”—forced President Dwight D.

    First Man

  • In light of the passing of brilliant Mad cartoonist Dave Berg last week, I hope you'll all join us in revisiting bOING bOING contributor Terre Thaemlitz's classic treatise "How MAD's Dave Berg and Roger Kaputnik Introduced Me to Post-Modernity."

    Boing Boing: May 26, 2002 - June 1, 2002 Archives

  • Anyway one can hope we make it that far and the rest of the world does too rather than Kaputnik for all. Headlines

  • But Vanguard would not see success until spring 1958 and its post-Sputnik failures generated headlines like "Dudnik," Flopnik "and" Kaputnik. "

    Gerald Bracey: The Great Big Engine That Didn't


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