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Into the Cosmos Space Exploration and Soviet Culture

ISBN-10: 082296161X

ISBN-13: 9780822961611

Edition: 2011

Authors: James T. Andrews, Asif A. Siddiqi

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 9/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

Asif A. Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University. He specializes in the social and cultural history of modern Russia and the history of science and technology. His work has been supported by the American Historical Association, the Smithsonian Institution, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His prior book, Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974 (2000), received a number of awards including a citation by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books ever written on space exploration. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and currently lives in New York.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Space Exploration in the Soviet Context
The Space Project: Cultural Context and Historical Background
The Cultural Spaces of the Soviet Cosmos
Getting Ready for Khrushchev's Sputnik: Russian Popular Culture and National Markers at the Dawn of the Space Age
Myth and Reality in the Soviet Space Program
Cosmic Contradictions: Popular Enthusiasm and Secrecy in the Soviet Space Program
The Human inside a Propaganda Machine: The Public Image and Professional Identity of Soviet Cosmonauts
The Sincere Deceiver: Yuri Gagarin and the Search for a Higher Truth
Cold War Celebrity and the Courageous Canine Scout: The Life and Times of Soviet Space Dogs
The Soviet Space Program and the Cultural Front
Cosmic Enlightenment: Scientific Atheism and the Soviet Conquest of Space
She Orbits over the Sex Barrier: Soviet Girls and the Tereshkova Moment
From the Kitchen into Orbit: The Convergence of Human Spaceflight and Khrushchev's Nascent Consumerism
Cold War Theaters: Cosmonaut Titov at the Berlin Wall
Notes
Contributors
Index