|Author||: Isaac Abramov|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Total Pages||: 404|
|Rating||: 4/5 (322 Downloads)|
Download or read book Russian Spacesuits written by Isaac Abramov and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2003-07-02 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the very first ‘inside story’ of a key part of the Soviet manned space programme, detailing the development of Soviet/Russian spacesuits. The authors, as participants in the programme, provide details of events, previously unknown in the West, including their technical development. These space suits were an important part of the many Soviet firsts in the space race – Yuri Gagarin’s flight, Valentina Tereskova, the first woman in space, the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, and the first transfer on orbit from one spacecraft to another. All previous books on Soviet manned space flights focus on the spacecraft and cosmonaut teams. This book provides a total overview of the successful Soviet/Russian development of space suits and subsequent space walks from Vostok to MIR and ISS.