Monument To Yuri Gagarin 


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the documentary Knocking on Heaven's Door”.



Yuri Gagarin


April 12th2011 was the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, hailed by the Soviet Union as a triumph for socialist science over capitalism. But the true story is much stranger.




Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov


George Carey's film shows how the Russian space program was kick-started by a mystic named Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorovwho taught that science would make us immortal, and carried forward by a scientist who believed that we should evolve into super-humans who could leave our overcrowded planet to colonize the universe.


Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov's ideas are the forerunner of Russian cosmism (which was also influenced by the work of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky) and modern day transhumanist thought.




Stranger still, Carey shows how those ideas have survived communism and adapted themselves to the science of the modern world.


Knocking on Heaven's Door: Space Race
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