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This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory (and is posting pics on the web)
Gizmodo ^ | 1/5/12 | Jesus Diaz

Posted on 01/06/2012 6:46:38 PM PST by LibWhacker

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryHer name is Lana Sator and she snuck into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of Star Wars or Alien. Now the Russian government is harassing her.

It was easy to get in. She just went there, jumped over the fence and got right into the heart of the complex through a series of tunnels and pipes, which was very surprising. After all, this is an active industrial installation that belongs to one of the top manufacturers of liquid-fuel rockets in the world. Their engines power the modern Soyuz, the Zenit 3SL, and the Angara and Baikal launch vehicles. Heck, their RD-180 engine powers the first stage of the Atlas V, an American rocket. More importantly, they have specially strong ties to the Russian military.

And yet, she found nobody. No guards, no security. Nothing. Just a few CCTV cameras here and there in rooms packed with huge machinery.

While some of these zones look decrepit and abandoned, the factory is active. In fact, the government is really pi**ed off about Lana's adventure. The authorities have sent her letters saying that her situation will get "much worse" if she keeps posting photos from the factory.

But Lana doesn't seem to give a da** about it. She posted the letters on her site, which makes me want to go to Moscow, become her friend and party hard for a whole week. This girl is cooler and more bad*** than I will ever be.

That or she's crazy.

I don't care. Whatever it is, I love her.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryThis shot is absolutely spectacular. It looks like an abandoned core in the Death Star.


This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryThe factory from outside.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryLana. Not only she's bad***, but mighty cute.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryThe view from one of the massive towers.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryAnyone knows what this may be? Apart from a massive structure made of pure awesome, I mean.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryThey keep the baby Sarlaccs here.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryMassive pipes in perfect state.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryOne of the active rooms in the site.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket FactoryThe factory working, spewing smoke as seen from Moscow.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: girl; pictures; rocket; russian
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1 posted on 01/06/2012 6:46:42 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

is picture #7 a mirv? ICBM with lots of warhead cones


2 posted on 01/06/2012 6:51:24 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: LibWhacker

3 posted on 01/06/2012 6:52:00 PM PST by rawhide
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To: LibWhacker

Kewl


4 posted on 01/06/2012 6:54:13 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: LibWhacker

Another one of her adventure: http://www.cqdx.ru/ham/ham_radio/stalker-diary-from-russia/


5 posted on 01/06/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by rawhide
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To: LibWhacker

HOORAY Lana!


6 posted on 01/06/2012 6:56:01 PM PST by PGalt
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To: LibWhacker

Incredible pics!


7 posted on 01/06/2012 6:56:13 PM PST by lahargis (Everyday is independence day)
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To: Mount Athos

Good question, but I have no idea.


8 posted on 01/06/2012 6:56:13 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: PGalt

Why hooray?


9 posted on 01/06/2012 6:57:06 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: LibWhacker
Now the Russian government is harassing her.

Not arresting her? Something smells.

10 posted on 01/06/2012 6:57:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


11 posted on 01/06/2012 6:58:54 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: LibWhacker

OK, that’s pretty dang cool. Almost as much as the girl who sneaks around Chernobyl with her geiger counter and motorcycle.


12 posted on 01/06/2012 6:59:34 PM PST by riri
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To: rawhide

Cool, thx! The commies have Julian Assange. We have Lana Sator! (And she is kind of cute... a lot cuter than Julian Assange.)


13 posted on 01/06/2012 7:00:24 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Unfortunately, she’s scheduled to be involved in a tragic vehicle accident next week...


14 posted on 01/06/2012 7:02:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: LibWhacker

The place looks like a mess.


15 posted on 01/06/2012 7:04:24 PM PST by docbnj
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To: LibWhacker

The place looks like a mess.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 7:04:41 PM PST by docbnj
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like a lot of high tech gear.

From the 1970s...


17 posted on 01/06/2012 7:04:49 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: rawhide

Wow. She’d better leave Russia. Isn’t it amazing how little socialists value the hard earned money, the blood sweat and tears, of the people?


18 posted on 01/06/2012 7:05:04 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

NOT GUILTY!!!


19 posted on 01/06/2012 7:05:17 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.)
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To: riri

Kinda reminds me of the American and Japanese kids who went to North Korea and found a floor within their hotel that did not exist. They took lots of interesting photos!


20 posted on 01/06/2012 7:07:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LibWhacker

She should wear a superhero costume to conceal her identity.


21 posted on 01/06/2012 7:08:46 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LibWhacker

It looks like something from a video game.


22 posted on 01/06/2012 7:09:23 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: LibWhacker
And yet, she found nobody. No guards, no security. Nothing.

That should be a clue to the value of their technology.

Let's see her try to sneak into a Russian vodka distillery.

23 posted on 01/06/2012 7:17:06 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: capydick
Kewl

Absolutely cannot argue with that!

24 posted on 01/06/2012 7:17:50 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: rawhide

Too bad all that stuff wasn’t given to Ghaddafi. It would have blowd up real pretty.


25 posted on 01/06/2012 7:22:05 PM PST by GWConservative ( No PACs electstephens.org)
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To: LibWhacker

What a babe. Not smart, but still a cool babe.


26 posted on 01/06/2012 7:25:27 PM PST by GWConservative ( No PACs electstephens.org)
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To: LibWhacker

bflr


27 posted on 01/06/2012 7:25:44 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Tribune7

Like Half-Life.


28 posted on 01/06/2012 7:25:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NakedRampage

“Why hooray?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzOOQfhPFg


29 posted on 01/06/2012 7:26:33 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 2banana
Looks like a lot of high tech gear.

From the 1970s...

From the article:

"their RD-180 engine powers the first stage of the Atlas V, an American rocket."

Video: Atlas V Rocket Highlights

"The Atlas 3 and 5 use the Russian RD 180 engine in it's first stage. A type of engine the U.S tried to build for many decades but failed to do so and gave up on it. After a visit to Russian rocket engine factory in the mid 90's they found out that the Russians used these type of engines already in the 60's!!"

"After this visit the U.S bought 101 RD 180 rocket engines. The Russian builder NPO Energomash and Pratt & Wittney are in a joint venture building derivatives from this RD 180 engine."


30 posted on 01/06/2012 7:27:07 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: LibWhacker

Is she giving tours of the facility plus a fee to help sneak you in?


31 posted on 01/06/2012 7:27:35 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PGalt

You could get in big trouble with her and Anna Chapman.


32 posted on 01/06/2012 7:37:04 PM PST by taterjay
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To: LibWhacker

That’d be a cool place to take your girlfriend.

“Hey, babe! Wanna make out in the Death Star or in the lobby?”

LOL!


33 posted on 01/06/2012 7:46:32 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: taterjay

34 posted on 01/06/2012 7:49:12 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: taterjay; AndrewB

:) Thanks.


35 posted on 01/06/2012 7:52:28 PM PST by PGalt
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To: LibWhacker

Russia does raise some very cute chicks, and obviously some with brass huevos. The WWII sniper chicks were not to be trifled with.


36 posted on 01/06/2012 7:53:40 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: LibWhacker

Clinton’s Red Chinese bud’s got alot better dope than this in Los Alamos...and they did not have to jump a fence.


37 posted on 01/06/2012 7:55:41 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: 2banana
Looks like a lot of high tech gear.
From the 1970s...

I was thinking the same thing.
38 posted on 01/06/2012 7:58:21 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AndrewB

NOT GUILTY!


39 posted on 01/06/2012 8:01:18 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: LibWhacker

There is alot more going on here than assembling rocket engines.


40 posted on 01/06/2012 8:01:30 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Iron Munro
And you believe this because you see it on the internet?
41 posted on 01/06/2012 8:04:20 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Like Half-Life.”

Much more like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.


42 posted on 01/06/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: LibWhacker

I think she’s hott from russia with luv lol


43 posted on 01/06/2012 8:06:17 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I'm guessing some of these pics show the actual route she took to get inside. But she should definitely call up the CIA and offer to be their guide for a day. Although if the place is as poorly guarded -- or completely abandoned -- as this one appears to be, one would hope the CIA has been in there on numerous occasions over the years (to take the their new trainees on class outings, say?).

44 posted on 01/06/2012 8:08:16 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Do you have the link for that? Sounds like something I need to see. jeez, i watched some youtubes, once, Vice Guide to North Korea. They were pretty fascinating too.


45 posted on 01/06/2012 8:13:56 PM PST by riri
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To: docbnj

Are you volunteering to clean up the place for Igor Hickam and his Ruski Rocket Boys?


46 posted on 01/06/2012 8:16:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rawhide

she’s on the set of Dr. Who.


47 posted on 01/06/2012 8:16:20 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Captain7seas
I have been in some very interesting tech places over the years.

Some common place some not: at Goldstone, on White Sands, inside the lab at the VLA site, on broadcast towers to 1350 ft., inside a large step by step phone switch station, inside Dunntech’s audio lab, and a few places that probably would be better not to mention. Have some interesting memorabilia.

BUT I never broke in like this sweet young thing did. That took some brass indeed. Probably knew more about what was going on inside the places I was in.

48 posted on 01/06/2012 8:18:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: LibWhacker

Looks exactly like a scene from one of the STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl or Call of Pripyat games.


49 posted on 01/06/2012 8:19:17 PM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: LibWhacker

her website where the pics came from, too bad it’s all in Cyrillic... http://lana-sator.livejournal.com/160176.html#cutid1


50 posted on 01/06/2012 8:33:56 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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