Logo

Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War

Large book cover: Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War

Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War
by

Publisher: NASA History Series
ISBN/ASIN: 1470014378
Number of pages: 831

Description:
Chertok devotes a significant portion of the volume to the early years of Soviet human space flight in the early 1960's. These include a chapter on the Vostok and Voskhod programs, which left an indelible mark on early years of the 'space race', a lengthy meditation on the origins and early missions of the Soyuz space program, the flight and death of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov during the very first piloted Soyuz flight in 1967.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Similar books

Book cover: From Stargazers to StarshipsFrom Stargazers to Starships
by - phy6.org
A coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, also suitable for independent study, rich in history. It deals with the world of gravity -- of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
(3922 views)
Book cover: Breaking the Mishap ChainBreaking the Mishap Chain
by - NASA
This volume contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving aerospace vehicles and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. It is offered as a learning tool so that future programs do not repeat the mistakes.
(4085 views)
Book cover: Mariner Mission to VenusMariner Mission to Venus
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The book describes one phase of the U.S. civilian space program -- the journey of the Mariner spacecraft to the vicinity of Venus and beyond. It reports upon the measurements taken during the 'flyby' on December 14, 1962, 36,000,000 miles from Earth.
(756 views)
Book cover: Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical ReferenceApollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference
by - NASA History Division
With the passage of time there are opportunities to reconsider Project Apollo anew. This book draws out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies.
(10529 views)