Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon

Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon

by James Harford


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471327219
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/25/1999
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 289,812
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JAMES HARFORD, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Washington, D.C., has been involved in aerospace for over 40 years, and was a Verville Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum. Mr. Harford lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Kibalchich to Korolev.

Growing Up in Ukraine: Broken Family, Bolsheviks, Gliders.

To Moscow: Tupolev, Tukhachevsky, First Rockets.

The Gulag and Sharaga Years.

The German V-2: Bedrock Technology.

The World's First ICBM: Aimed at the USA.

Sputnik: No Big Deal to Khrushchev-At First.

Unmanned Firsts: Hitting the Moon and Venus.

Gagarin First, Shepard an Anti-climactic Second.

Voskhod: A "Circus Act."

Spy Sats and Com Sats.

The Organization: Korolev Up and Down.

The Technology: Simple but Reliable.

The Party, the Paranoia.

Racing Apollo: The Odds Were Enormous.

The End of Anonymity: Burial in the Kremlin Wall.

After Korolev: Demise of the Circumlunar and Lunar LandingMissions.

Ironic Epilogue.





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