Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space

Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space

by S. Gerovitch
Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space

Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space

by S. Gerovitch

Hardcover(2014)

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Overview

In this remarkable oral history, Slava Gerovitch presents interviews with the men and women who witnessed Soviet space efforts firsthand. Rather than comprising a "master narrative," these fascinating and varied accounts bring to light the often divergent perspectives, experiences, and institutional cultures that defined the Soviet space program.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137481788
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/18/2014
Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Slava Gerovitch is Lecturer in History of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Multiple Perspectives on Soviet Space History Part I. The Soldiers Chapter 1. Commanding Officer Abram Krayzman Chapter 2. Construction Engineer Sergey Safro Part II. The Engineers Chapter 3. Engine Designer Anatoliy Daron Chapter 4. Guidance Engineer Sergei Khrushchev Chapter 5. Control Engineer Georgiy Priss Chapter 6. Radio Engineer Felix Meschansky Chapter 7. Display Designer Yuriy Tyapchenko Chapter 8. Computer Designer Viktor Przhiyalkovskiy Part III. The Cosmonauts Chapter 9. 'Cosmonaut 13': Vladimir Shatalov Chapter 10. Test Cosmonaut Mikhail Burdayev Chapter 11. Scientist Cosmonaut Ordinard Kolomiytsev Chapter 12. 'Second Backup': Valentina Ponomareva Chapter 13. Stress Psychiatrist Ada Ordyanskaya
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