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Salyut - The First Space Station

Triumph and Tragedy

Ivanovich, Grujica S.

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2008

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  • Gives a comprehensive account of the longest manned space mission of the time
  • Provides a unique insight into the development of the Salyut station
  • Details for the first time the people involved and the crews assigned to operate the first space station Salyut
  • Portrays the selection of the crews, dramatic flights and tragedy of Soyuz 11
  • Relates discussions between the key personnel - politicians, designers, generals and cosmonauts
  • Investigates the causes of the tragedy and the ramifications for the future of human space exploration
  • Demonstrates how the legacy of Salyut continues to the present day

This remarkable book offers a unique insight into the people involved in the development of the Salyut space station and the crews assigned to operate it. It describes the rotation between the crews, analyses the decision to send the back-up crew on Soyuz 11 and recounts the intrigues and difficult relationships between all the personalities involved - politicians, CKBEM managers, designers, generals and cosmonauts.

Biographies of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts are published for the first time in English and the longest manned space mission of the time is described before Grujica Ivanovich gives a unique summary of the most tragic day in the Soviet/Russian manned space program. An investigation into the cause of the tragic deaths of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts precedes a description of the post-Salyut era, showing how the legacy of the first space station has survived for decades.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Konstantin Feoktistov - Soviet manned spacecrafts - Soviet space station - Soyuz - TsKBEM - cosmonauts - human space exploration - space - space exploration

Related subjects » History & Philosophical Foundations of Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

From Almaz to Salyut.- DOS-1 crews.- Salyut in space.- The drama of the Granites.- Mutiny at the cosmodrome.- Dobrovolskiy, Volkov and Patsayev.- Home in orbit.- Science and conflicts.- The fire.- Drawing away from the station.- Cosmonauts dead on landing.- Farewell.- Thirteen seconds to eternity.- The fall of the Chief Designer.- Memories.

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