I absolutely love this painting by Mikhail Nemtsov of The Communal House of the
Designed by Ivan Sergeevich Nikolaev and completed in 1931, it
Without Pavel Klushantsev, Kubrick might never have made 2001.
In 1954, Klushantsev, pioneering Soviet sci-fi film director, began working on a
short film, part-documentary, part-visionary projection, about the Soviet
conquest of space. The
Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov [http://www.astronautix.com/astros/komarov.htm]
was the first man to die in space.
The Russian cosmonaut died aboard Soyuz 1 on April 24th, 1967, which crashed on