Russia's Cosmonauts: Inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center

Russia's Cosmonauts: Inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center


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There is no competition since this is the first book in the English language on cosmonaut selection and training

Offers a unique and original discussion on how Russia prepares its cosmonauts for spaceflight.

Contains original interviews and photographs with first-hand information obtained by the authors on visits to Star City

Provides an insight to the role of cosmonauts in the global space programme of the future.

Reviews the training both of Russian cosmonauts in other countries and of foreign cosmonauts in Star City

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387218946
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

The Cosmonaut Training Centre: birth and growth.- Simulators.- Other national and international facilities.- Survival training.- The Cosmonaut Group of the RGNII TsPK.- The Cosmonaut group of RKK Energiya.- Other Soviet and Russian cosmonaut selections.- Cosmonauts selected to fly the Buran Shuttle.- International training.- Joint programmes.- Zvyozdnyy Gorodok — the town.

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