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"Yugoslavs made rapid development based on unknown diaries of Yugoslav space pioneer Herman Potočnik - Noordung after 2nd world war. Technical solutions described in Potocnik's unpublished papers were the basis for establishing secret Yugoslav space programme in 1948, after Josip Broz Tito's conflict with Stalin. In late 1960, CIA discovered that Yugoslavia already had an operational space-flight technology. In March 1961 Yugoslavia secretly sold complete space programme to USA. In May 1961, Kennedy announced USA choose to go to the Moon. In this documentary we will reveal how Tito built the biggest secret underground space centre in Europe in army base Željava with code name "Object 505".
Originally posted by K-PAX-PROT
Great find , never knew that another country had sold its space programme to the USA or were quite advanced in relation to their space programmes or that they had any;Nice heads up,cheers for the info;Could you supply the link for the quoted text you supplied in your OP,cheers;
Originally posted by nineix
I doubt this. US had all the project Paperclip Germans with Wernher Von Braun to develop space program.
In October 1946, the best German engineers who worked for the Soviet missile program were ordered on the trains and sent to the various locations in the USSR to assist in the organization of missile production and design. By the beginning of the 1947, Soviets completed the transfer of all works on rocket technology from Germany into secret locations in the USSR. In the fall of 1947, Soviet-German team launched eleven A-4 rockets near the village of Kapustin Yar in the steppes north of the Caspian Sea.