Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle / Edition 1

Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle / Edition 1

by Colin Burgess, Chris Dubbs
     
 

This book is a highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations. This comprehensive and fully researched book tells the total story and will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.

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Overview

This book is a highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations. This comprehensive and fully researched book tells the total story and will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387360539
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
1,063,795
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Burgess is a recognised historian in the field of space literature and has carried out extensive research on the history of animal space flights over many years. Chris Dubbs also carried out comprehensive research on Soviet animal flights. He was selected by the New Mexico Museum of Space History to serve as Guest Curator for their upcoming exhibit on the Soviet space dogs.

Table of Contents

Taming the rockets: From wrath to research.- Holloman and the Albert Hall of Fame.- Pioneers of destiny: The suborbital dog flights.- High-altitude research.- Able and Baker lead the way.- The most famous dog in history.- Prelude to manned space flight.- Pioneers in a weightless world.- Biting the hand.- Cosmos/Bion: The age of the biosatellites.- End of an era.- Shuttling into space.- Epilogue.

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