Russia in Space: The failed frontier?
Until the Apollo-Soyuz flight of 1972, the Russian Space Program was shrouded in such complete secrecy that only rumors of failures (or catastrophes) reached the West. This comprehensive history of the Russian Space Program, from its Sputnik origins to the privatized Mir Space Station, addresses the technical, political, historical, human, and organizational issues and provides a balanced focus on the manned and unmanned programs. It is the first book to assess the Russian Space Program including the 10-year period since the fall of communism.
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The Soviet space programme 19211991
The manned frontier
The international frontier
The military frontier
The scientific frontier
The ground frontier
The rocket frontier
The rocket engine frontier
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