Is NASA stealing ideas of Russia? It can’t be. It certainly sounds far-fetched, but according to a Russian Professor in 2005, the accusation is all but true. The theory is again being unearthed as the U.S space agency has devised a plan eerily similar to that of the Russian’s just a week prior.
RUSSIAN PROFESSOR SAYS NASA STOLE SPACE ELEVATOR IDEA
You may have thought that Willy Wonka invented the space elevator, but apparently, it was Russia. A professor has claimed that a Russian first devised the concept for a space elevator back in the 60’s. That being said, there isn’t actually any historical account that gives credit to NASA for the idea. In fact, NASA has never really claimed to devise a plan for a space elevator. After all, they have rockets to do that. While this accusation seems little more than Russian paranoia, the latest development in creative theft has raised some eyebrows.
U.S WANTS TO USE NUCLEAR SPACE ROCKETS LIKE RUSSIA
Last month, Russia announced they will toy with the idea of using nuclear thermal energy to fly to Mars. They claim the technology is not only more powerful but lighter as well. This will effectively provide a cheap, and a quick trip to Mars. At least, that’s what they say. The idea may seem a bit out there, but NASA certainly sees some promise in it. They too want to use a nuclear rocket to get to Mars. They claim it is the most effective way of getting there. This announcement came just a week after Russia said they will be testing Nuclear engines in 2018. Perhaps the espionage famous during the Cold War error is not dead after all.
RUSSIAN SPY CAUGHT BY FBI
This past March, a Russian spy posing as a New York City banker was caught in an FBI trap. The man pleaded guilty to some espionage-related charges. Evgeny Buryakov was caught gathering information for the Russia’s foreign intelligence service SVR. With NASA stealing space ideas and Russian spies lurking around American cities, it seems that the Cold War is very much alive.