By A.J. Meadows
With the help of specified images, first-hand interviews and old assets, Rex corridor, Dave Shayler and Bert Vis clarify, for the first actual time, how Russian voters were chosen and expert to fly in area, and the way those tactics have replaced in the past forty years. The authors additionally describe the evolution of the usually neglected flooring aid infrastructure and the way the function of cosmonauts has replaced from the very earliest days of the Gagarin period, during the death of the Soviet Union, to the period of foreign co-operation and collaboration on programmes similar to the overseas house Station.
The booklet will supply a lot very important historical past details and perception to the operational Soviet/Russian manned area programme, already lined in different Springer-Praxis titles, yet revealing info and evidence no longer lined in different places, and offering a special reference resource for all those that desire to comprehend the altering position of Russian cosmonauts in today’s worldwide area programme.
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Khrunov in a joking mood with Popovich . . . . . . . . Vladimir Komarov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Komarov and Gagarin hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexei Leonov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonov displaying his artistic skills . . . . . . . . . . Grigori Nelyubov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nelyubov playing chess with his wife . . . . . . . . . . Andrian Nikolayev .