Rocket And Space Corporation Energia: Apogee Books Space Series 17 Paperback – Jul 1 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
Overall, the book is worth purchasing for those who wish to obtain some high-quality images of Soviet/Russian space hardware, but does little to enhance the understanding of the Soviet/Russian space program. The excellent biography of Korolev by James Harford did a nice job of detailing Korolev's life, but left out many details about the entire space program that this book could have filled in.
The book opens with several small sections of text. One section is from the two editors of the book (the English and Russian) and the other section presents a brief history of the Energia Corporation. After this brief introduction, the remainder of the book presents the history of the Russian space program from its earliest days to the present. The picture section begins with the Russian space program after World War II and the use captured German hardware to begin the development of their ballistic missiles. It is quite easy to see that the Russian launch vehicles are direct descendants of the German launch vehicles. The book then moves on to the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and the manned spaceflight program, which enabled the Russians to put the first person, Yuri Gargarin, into space.Read more ›
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Interesting book, but try to find the original Russian edition if you are interested in early Soviet space technology. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by D. Mitchell
As mentioned in another review, unlike the NASA MISSION REPORTS this is "merely" the translation of a Russian brochure dealing with the Soviet/Russian Space programme. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002 by An. Onymous
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