>Amerifats unironically think they won the space raw
>only functional space station is russian
First Mars flyby - Mariner 4
First Mercury flyby - Mariner 10
First Venus flyby - Mariner 2
First Jupiter flyby - Pioneer 10
First Saturn flyby - Pioneer 11
First Uranus flyby - Voyager 2
First Neptune flyby - Voyager 2
Person to actually pilot a craft in space - Freedom 7
Orbital manoeuvres - Gemini 3
Space docking - Gemini 8
People in orbit for four weeks - Skylab 2
People in orbit for eight weeks - Skylab 3
People in orbit for 12 weeks - Skylab 4
Spaceflight by winged spacecraft - STS-1
Farthest humans from Earth - Apollo 13
Highest altitude for manned non-lunar mission - Gemini 11
Fastest - Apollo 10
All American records.
I have more, do you want me to continue posting?
>all this is modern stuff
the thing about races if you're meant to get there first m8, this is all like saying you failed the 100 meters sprint but then ran a marathon afterwards so you won
>first animal in space
>first woman in space
how the fuck is that any different from the first man in space
>say America lost in Vietnam because it failed the main oobjectiv
>say Russia won the space race even though it failed the main objective
This is coming from the country that screams ">hurt muh hdi"
You obviously have no concept of how much more difficult and significant it is to get to the moon, land on it, walk a fuckin round on it, and get home safely, than it is to just get into space and back.
List of Australian Space Achievements: 0
Poland had an astronaut before Australia did.
Oh, you're also using the wrong image for Lunokhod 1 / Luna 2
Probably Musk on a one way trip right before he dies
We still beat you 4-3 on landings
Von Braun explicitly stated that he counldn't have done any of his work without the things he learned from Robert Goddard's work. There's a reason Goddard is considered the father of all modern rocketry by the global aerospace community.
That big glowing thing in the night sky that has captivated and been worshipped by humans ffrom the get?
Americans have walked on it.
The act itself is the goal and incredibly fucking significant.
shuttle and apollo are death, soyuz is still alive
>if the USSR never collapsed, buran would be a thing
Kid, please. The very concept is retarded and is based solely around dick waving contest, not the actual needs of the space industry. Buran was better in the sense that it at least could operate unmanned and primarily because it was basically a space plane strapped to a majestic heavy-lift delivery system. unlike with the Space Shuttle, where the space plane itself was a rather pathetic delivery system with a fuel tank and two huge petards strapped to it.
What's really sad is that because of the dissolution of the USSR Energia has never become a mass used thing, not the Buran itself.
The ISS literally could not have been built without the Shuttle doing most of the work. It was otherwise physically impossible you stupid cunt.
Meanwhile, America is busy utterly fucking dominating the private space industry.
>Mexican space program
How does it feel being so much of a USA's ass even the USSR has never invited you to the orbit? Unlike Cuba.
Top fucking kek, ISS is literally a Russian space station build by Russians with the use of Russian technology and Russian space rockets.
Unitedstatian dementia. Please, take your daily insulin injection and write more coherently.
It had nothing to do with either mines or cannons. It was a laser.
>implying any of this matters
All the Soviets and Americans did was make us realize how much we're fucking ourselves in the ass over petty shit instead of ensuring the survival of our species.
>implying Gagarin and Armstrong aren't collectively spinning in their graves alongside Sagan, Einstein and Oppenheimer and various other great men.
>mfw none of this matters
Why so mad, leftist clown?
>tfw roscosmos still exists only because NASA needed a taxi service after the USSR collapsed
>implying roscosmos is used for anything other than being a taxi service
It's in the middle of a steppe.
Leave space out of your national dick-waving, you insecure cunts.
How cute and adorable, saved.
>implying it wasn't taxied to space by russians
M8 you must be fucking retarded if you think that a spaceplane is useless. The space shuttle and the Buran were initial proofs of a concept. How is having a reusable launch vehicle "useless"? Now we have the X-37b, which is quite possibly the most advanced spacecraft ever made.
He was the American scientist who designed and launched the first liquid fueled rocket. Without him, spaceflight would be much more impractical.
Reusable launch vehicles are not useless, enormous space planes are.
>Now we have the X-37b
And what exact benefits over the current spacecraft designs does it present? Apart of course from the "aid in the design and development of NASA's Orbital Space Plane, designed to provide a crew rescue and crew transport capability to and from the International Space Station", which basically means that it exists as a testbed for the very concept of the space plane itself, a concept that was abandoned by both the US and the USSR long ago with such projects as X-20 and MiG-105 and were only pulled out back by both countries for the sole purpose, which is a dickwaving contest.
Baikonur is Russia, imbecile.
c'mon, probably japan has more achievements in modern space exploration than russia