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cspg
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posted 01-31-2011 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russia in Space: The Past Explained, The Future Explored
by Anatoly Zak
This large format, illustrated book is a unique attempt to visualize the future of astronautics through the eyes of Russian space engineers and to describe that nation's planning in space during the past several decades. Based on actual documents, it is the first comprehensive illustrated publication dedicated to the Russian vision for the future of manned spaceflight from the 1960s until today.

Lavishly illustrated with images of unparalleled artistic quality and technical accuracy, this edition:

  • puts the development of the Russian manned spacecraft into political and historical context;
  • uniquely describes the future of space exploration through the eyes of Russian space engineers and planners;
  • introduces little-known projects and proposals within the Russian space program;
  • describes past events and future plans in the historical context of the fall and rise of the Russian space program.
  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Griffin Media (January 1, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1926837258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926837253
A table of contents and other details can be found on RussianSpaceWeb.com.

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posted 01-31-2011 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anatoly runs RussianSpaceWeb.com, where he has been documenting the past, present and future of the Russian space program for over a decade.

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posted 06-01-2013 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anatoly posted on Facebook on May 23 that he just received his first copy of the book.

cspg
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posted 06-03-2013 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got word from Apogee Prime, the book is expected to be released on July 31.

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posted 09-09-2013 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AnatolyZak   Click Here to Email AnatolyZak     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book is now shipping.

Print quality exceeded my wildest expectations: large size, color throughout, high-quality glossy paper. It is probably not an exaggeration to say that since Gagarin, Russian space plans did not get such a treatment.

Thank you everybody!

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posted 10-01-2013 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a review of the book in The Space Review.

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posted 10-22-2013 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And this week, also in the Space Review, an interview of the author by Dwayne Day.

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Signed copies are now available. Thank you, everybody!

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For those in Washington, D.C. area, I am preparing a multimedia presentation on the future of the Russian space program at the Air and Space Smithsonian Museum, as part of Space Policy and History Forum. I hope to include latest materials, which did not make it into the book. Will bring copies of the book with me. Details here.

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Has anyone read Anatoly Zak's "Russia in Space" book? If so, how does it compare with, say, Oberg's "Red Star in Orbit" or other similar books? Is it a readable or rather dry technical book?

There are a lot of good reviews, but since there are no opportunities to "look inside" I'd like some input from the "space" fraternity. Thanks.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

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Although I don't have the book myself, I have had a look through it at a friend's research library and it appears to be a printed book version of Zak's website Russianspaceweb.com. If you like that site and want a "permanent" version for your own bookshelf, get it. If you don't want to pay the rather hefty price tag, the website has all the same info.

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The book is more of a blueprint for the future rather than a history of the Soviet/Russian space program.

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posted 03-07-2016 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. It is a super book with fantastic illustrations of hardware, though it mainly focuses on potential future paths for the Russian space program as described by a well respected expert in the field.

I did wish it had more coverage of the past Soviet achievements, as on the website, but that wasn't within the remit of the book (sadly).

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