April 28, 2019
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sun Apr 28 23:05:13 2019 (kYFef)
The S.P.Korolev segment prompts a couple of comments.
#1, it wasn't much of a miracle the he was released from Gulag. Well, it was a miracle that he lasted long enough to get released. When Stalin decided to start a ballistic missile program, word was sent out collect anyone who was anything in rockets.
#2, Korolev's death is not a mystery: he was killed by surgeons. He came in for a surgery to remove a colon tumor, but something went wrong, he stayed under anesthesia too long and died. Medical mistakes kill a lot of people. A friend of mine died after a heart attack in 2002. He was recuperating in a hospital in Sacramento, and apparently they screwed up his meds.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Apr 29 13:34:21 2019 (LZ7Bg)
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