Voices of the Soviet Space Program

Voices of the Soviet Space Program

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Despite the wealth of information and archival material that has become available in the years following the fall of the USSR, the history of the Soviet space program has been dominated by the accounts of a select few, such as the recent four-volume English translation of Russian rocket designer Boris Chertok. In this remarkable oral history, author and interviewer Slava Gerovitch helps to enrich and complicate space historiography by presenting interviews with the men and women who witnessed Soviet space efforts firsthand, from the cosmonauts themselves to the military officials who directed the program to the engineers who made real the grand ambitions of the USSR. Rather than comprising a monolithic qmaster narrative, q these fascinating and varied accounts bring to light the often divergent perspectives, experiences, and institutional cultures that defined the Soviet space program.The use of integrated circuits greatly reduced the weight and size of computers. 4 . ... 2 (MarchApril 2003): 44a€“45, accessed May 21, 2014, http://www. aviapanorama.narod.ru/journal/2003_2/bort.htm. ... ships arrived at the station, the malfunction may have occurred during the first expedition, and the repair during the second.

Title:Voices of the Soviet Space Program
Author:Slava Gerovitch
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-12-17


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