The Black Brant Scare occurred on January 25, 1995. Scientists launched a rocket carrying equipment to study the aurora borealis over Svalbard. The rocket reached an altitude of 1,453kms, ... See full summary »

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Ole Martin Hafsmo

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Hong Phuc Ho Chung Hong Phuc Ho Chung ... Bar guest
Bård Ylvisåker Bård Ylvisåker ... Various
Vegard Ylvisåker Vegard Ylvisåker ... Various
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The Black Brant Scare occurred on January 25, 1995. Scientists launched a rocket carrying equipment to study the aurora borealis over Svalbard. The rocket reached an altitude of 1,453kms, resembling a U.S. Navy submarine-launched Trident missile. Fearing a nuclear attack, Russian president Boris Yeltsin had only minutes to decide whether to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike against the United States. Written by Karen Charlton

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English | Norwegian

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19 March 2018 (Norway) See more »

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This episode tells the story of the "Norwegian Rocket Incident", also known as the "Black Brant Scare," which occurred on January 25, 1995. Scientists launched a rocket carrying scientific equipment to study the aurora borealis over Svalbard. During its flight, the rocket eventually reached an altitude of 1,453kms (903 mi), resembling a U.S. Navy submarine-launched Trident missile. Fearing a nuclear attack, Russian president Boris Yeltsin had only minutes to decide whether to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike against the United States. See more »

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