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Rockets & People: Volume I
Rockets & People: Volume I
Our Price: $60.00
Year: 2005
Pages: 402
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0756747228

Boris Chertok (au); Asif A. Siddiqi (ed) (in). The memoirs of Academician Boris Chertok, translated from the original Russian, provides a first-hand account of the Russian accomplishments in exploring space. Chertok began his career as an electrician in 1930 at an aviation factory near Moscow. Twenty-seven years later, he became deputy to the founding figure of the Soviet space program, the mysterious “Chief Designer” Sergey Korolev. Chertok’s 60-year-long career & the many successes & failures of the Soviet space program constitute the core of his four-volume memoirs. In Vol. I, Chertok describes his early years as an engineer & ends with the mission to Germany after the end of World War II when the Soviets captured Nazi missile technology & expertise. Illustrations.

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