From Astronautics to Cosmonautics

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Mike Gruntman, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 75 pages
Two pioneers of space exploration, Robert Esnault-Pelterie and Ary Sternfeld, introduced the words 'astronautics' and 'cosmonautics, ' respectively, into the scientific language. The origin of the term 'astronautics' is well documented. In contrast, the history of the word 'cosmonautics' remains poorly known. Ary Sternfeld is also largely forgotten. The fiftieth anniversary of the breakthrough to space, celebrated in 2007, makes it especially appropriate to remember those visionaries who paved the way to cosmos. The book tells the stories of 'astronautics' and 'cosmonautics' and describes a most unusual life journey of Ary Sternfeld
 

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Contents

Astronautics Was the First
1
Dreams about Space and Communism
15
REPHirsch Encouragement Award
21
Cosmonautics
27
Socialism Bites Back
37
In the Spotlight
51
In His Adopted Homeland
59
Appendix Selected Bibliography
65
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