|Title:||The rocket men : Vostok & Voskhod, the first Soviet manned spaceflights|
|Authors:||Rex Hall ; David J. Shayler|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2001|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-391-1|
|Bibliography note:||Includes an index|
|Subjects:||Manned space flight--Soviet Union--History ; Vostok (Manned satellite) ; Vostok (Spacecraft) ; World records--Soviet Union|
In four short years from 1961, the first manned orbiting space vehicle -Vostok- went into orbit, the first spacecraft piloted by a woman was launched, and the first man stepped outside his orbiting spaceship. All these milestone events were achieved by the USSR.
At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, the USSR dominated the "space race" that would ultimately become a race to land a man on the Moon. How did the Soviet Union get such a head-start on the USA?
In "The rocket men", Rex Hall and David Shayler chronicle the rise of the Soviet space program, from its early beginnings to the development of the huge launch complex that is still in use today. This detailed yet highly readable book draws on recently released archive information and features photographs, from people who lived and worked in Star City, never before seen in the West.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|007923||TL789.8.S65V67 2001||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|