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Russia in Space

The failed frontier?

Harvey, Brian

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2001, XIX, 330 pp.


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This comprehensive history of the Russian Soviet space programme, from its origins to the present, addresses the technical, political, historical, human and organisational issues and provides a balanced focus on manned and unmanned programmes. It is the first book to access the Russian space programme over the ten-year period since the fall of communism and provide an historical and contemporary treatment.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Cosmonouts - Moon - Planets - Spaceflight

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Beginnings.- Sputnik.- Gagarin.- Race to the Moon.- Space Stations.- The Moon and the Planets.- Behind the Scenes.- Russia's Space Shuttle.- The Enduring achievement of MIR.- 2001 The Space Station.- The Russian Space programme in the 21st Century.

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