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The Resource Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts : inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center, Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler, Bert Vis, (electronic book)

Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts : inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center, Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler, Bert Vis, (electronic book)

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Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts : inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center
Title
Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts
Title remainder
inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center
Statement of responsibility
Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler, Bert Vis
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eng
Summary
"In this ground-breaking work, the doors to the Yu. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (TsPK) in Russia are opened, and its facilities and its role in space flight history explained in detail for the first time to western readers. Known as Star City, the Centre is unique in the history of human space exploration but, until now, has remained essentially a closed location." "With full assistance from those who organise and run the facility, and using unique photographs, first-hand interviews and historical resources, the authors explore how Russian citizens have been selected and trained to fly in space, and how this procedure has changed over the last forty years. They also discuss the evolution of the often overlooked ground support infrastructure. Finally, they examine how the cosmonaut's role has changed from the pioneering days of the Gagarin era, through the demise of the Soviet Union, the cooperation in the multinational commercial and ISS programmes, and into the future and a new era of space exploration."--Jacket
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Hall, Rex D
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  • Shayler, David J
  • Vis, Bert
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Springer Praxis books
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  • Astronauts
  • Astronauts
  • Astronautics
  • Astronautics
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Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts : inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center, Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler, Bert Vis, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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xxxiv, 386 p.
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9780387739755
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Russia{u2019}s cosmonauts : inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center, Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler, Bert Vis, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxiv, 386 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780387739755
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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