Russia in Space: The failed frontier?

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 21, 2000 - Science - 330 pages
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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Contents

The Soviet space programme 19211991
1
The manned frontier
29
The international frontier
77
The military frontier
107
The scientific frontier
145
The ground frontier
189
The rocket frontier
215
The rocket engine frontier
253
The design frontier
267
The commercial frontier
281
The failed frontier?
301
Russian space launchings 19922000
309
Notes and references
317
Index
323
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