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Selling Peace: Inside the Soviet Conspiracy that Transformed the U.S. Space Program

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Offering surprising insight into the Russian-American relationship during the golden age of space exploration and detailing the current circumstances surrounding commercial space travel, this revealing memoir charts the emergence of the Russian space program as a powerful ally to the international community from the perspective of an American who participated on the Russian side. Revealing what it was like to witness the American space community struggle to reconcile a world where the Russians were the ...

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Overview

Offering surprising insight into the Russian-American relationship during the golden age of space exploration and detailing the current circumstances surrounding commercial space travel, this revealing memoir charts the emergence of the Russian space program as a powerful ally to the international community from the perspective of an American who participated on the Russian side. Revealing what it was like to witness the American space community struggle to reconcile a world where the Russians were the low-cost, quality manufacturer for space goods, this is the true story of NASA's lack of international cooperation, cross-cultural understandings, and acceptance of different perspectives. This insider's exposĂ© brings about a greater understanding of the complicated relationships between international partners set on exploring an infinite universe through finite means.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926592084
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Manber is CEO of SEFSpaceworks and was the first American to ever have an official role within the Russian space industry. He is the former CEO of MirCorp, who leased the Russian space station Mir, and is the coauthor of Lincoln’s Wrath. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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