“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.”
Whether it’s a new task, a new subject, a new place or a new person, life is full of wonderful new experiences, if you’ve got the courage to go out and pursue them. One way to do that, as Thao with the Get Down Stay Down would tell you, is to
This is a Russian Rocket Factory; an active one. Producing parts for everything from Soyuz Rockets to NASA’s Atlas Rockets, access is terribly restricted. You or I would stand no chance of getting in there.
Not unless we were willing to do the incredibly risky thing of attempting to sneak in at an odd hour, hoping not to encounter anyone.
Because if you could sneak in, you could climb those impressive towers, and look out over the entire factory.
Or, perhaps, look inside, down one of those seemingly endless shafts.
But wouldn’t you wonder what really went on inside that factory? What the inner workings were like, where rockets were assembled? I mean, would you be brave enough to just slip inside and try to find out?
Well, I wasn’t. But a few weeks ago, Lana Sator was! Here are some of the highlights of what she saw, which look like something that’s more at home in science fiction than in science.
And who is this brave, stealthy photographer?
She’s a badass, that’s who she is. (That’s her with a security camera, inside the facility.) Take a look at the cease and desist letter the Russian government sent her; this is for real! You can see all her photos over at her livejournal, which she is refusing to take down. Although it’s (I’m sure) much to the chagrin of the Russian government, it’s to all our benefit, as — for the first time ever — we get to see the inside of a Russian rocket factory! Enjoy, and have a great weekend!