Skip to comments.This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory (and is posting pics on the web)
Posted on 01/06/2012 6:46:38 PM PST by LibWhacker
Her 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 shot is absolutely spectacular. It looks like an abandoned core in the Death Star.
is picture #7 a mirv? ICBM with lots of warhead cones
Another one of her adventure: http://www.cqdx.ru/ham/ham_radio/stalker-diary-from-russia/
Good question, but I have no idea.
Not arresting her? Something smells.
OK, that’s pretty dang cool. Almost as much as the girl who sneaks around Chernobyl with her geiger counter and motorcycle.
Cool, thx! The commies have Julian Assange. We have Lana Sator! (And she is kind of cute... a lot cuter than Julian Assange.)
Unfortunately, she’s scheduled to be involved in a tragic vehicle accident next week...
The place looks like a mess.
The place looks like a mess.
Looks like a lot of high tech gear.
From the 1970s...
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?
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!
She should wear a superhero costume to conceal her identity.
It looks like something from a video game.
That should be a clue to the value of their technology.
Let's see her try to sneak into a Russian vodka distillery.
Absolutely cannot argue with that!
Too bad all that stuff wasn’t given to Ghaddafi. It would have blowd up real pretty.
What a babe. Not smart, but still a cool babe.
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."
Is she giving tours of the facility plus a fee to help sneak you in?
You could get in big trouble with her and Anna Chapman.
That’d be a cool place to take your girlfriend.
“Hey, babe! Wanna make out in the Death Star or in the lobby?”
Russia does raise some very cute chicks, and obviously some with brass huevos. The WWII sniper chicks were not to be trifled with.
Clinton’s Red Chinese bud’s got alot better dope than this in Los Alamos...and they did not have to jump a fence.
There is alot more going on here than assembling rocket engines.
Much more like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
I think she’s hott from russia with luv lol
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?).
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.
Are you volunteering to clean up the place for Igor Hickam and his Ruski Rocket Boys?
she’s on the set of Dr. Who.
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.
Looks exactly like a scene from one of the STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl or Call of Pripyat games.
her website where the pics came from, too bad it’s all in Cyrillic... http://lana-sator.livejournal.com/160176.html#cutid1
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