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The first Soviet cosmonaut team : their lives, legacy, and historical impact

Author: Colin Burgess; Rex Hall
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2009.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team will relate who these men were and offer far more extensive background stories, in addition to those of the more familiar names of early Soviet space explorers from that group. Many previously-unpublished photographs of these “missing” candidates will also be included for the first time in this book. It will be a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burgess, Colin, 1947-
First Soviet cosmonaut team.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Pub., ©2009
(OCoLC)276223888
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Burgess; Rex Hall
ISBN: 9780387848242 038784824X
OCLC Number: 341642550
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 396 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Sparking the Space Age --
A few good Soviet men --
Russia’s future spacemen --
Training days --
Selecting the first cosmonaut --
“Poyekhali”: A man in space --
Vostok flights continue --
The “missing” cosmonauts: Rumour and reality --
First woman of space --
A tragedy, and Gagarin’s final flight --
Pushing the limits --
Orbits of co-operation and the end of an era.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Colin Burgess and Rex Hall.

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This is a detailed and highly readable account of the history, training and experiences of the first group of twenty cosmonauts selected by the Soviet Union. There are many previously unpublished  Read more...

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