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Soviet Space Mythologies Public Images, Private Memories, and the Making of a Cultural Identity

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ISBN-10: 0822963639

ISBN-13: 9780822963639

Edition: 2015

Authors: Slava Gerovitch

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From the start, the Soviet human space program had an identity crisis. Were cosmonauts heroic pilots steering their craft through the dangers of space, or were they mere passengers riding safely aboard fully automated machines? Tensions between Soviet cosmonauts and space engineers were reflected not only in the internal development of the space program but also in Soviet propaganda that wavered between praising daring heroes and flawless technologies. Soviet Space Mythologies explores the history of the Soviet human space program within a political and cultural context, giving particular attention to the two professional groups--space engineers and cosmonauts--who secretly built and…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 6/26/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English