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cspg
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posted 04-09-2014 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cosmonauts: Birth of a Space Age
Edited by Douglas Millard
For decades, the story of the world's first space-faring nation has been underplayed in the West. Now, for the first time, the remarkable account of Russia's space programme will be brought to light. This book accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Science Museum, London, which represents a major collaboration with the Moscow State Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see objects that have never before left Russia, including rockets that launched the space age, actual craft that carried humans into space, the spacesuits, equipment and personal mementos of those who flew, alongside stunning artworks that articulated Russia's longing for space. But this is far more than simply a book of exceptional objects; it is also a book of incredible stories. These are the stories of the people who dreamt of early space exploration, those who made it happen, those who risked their lives to experience it and those who continue its legacy today.

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd (October 29, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1857599020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857599022

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posted 04-10-2014 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the "heads-up". I'm looking forward to the exhibition and the book. Hopefully there will be a cosmonaut or two at the opening.

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posted 04-10-2014 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Science Museum website.

cspg
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posted 03-05-2015 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A little heads-up from the publisher (their distributor in the US says that the book is available, which is not true):
Thank you for your enquiry regarding Cosmonauts. I am sorry that conflicting web appearances have led to confusion; I can confirm that the book is not currently for sale, and we are as yet unable to confirm when it will become so. The book is published by Scala in collaboration with the Science Museum, London, and the publication date is at their discretion.

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posted 03-05-2015 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tonyq   Click Here to Email Tonyq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The underlying exhibition at the Science Museum has been delayed, possibly due to the wider situation in Russia at the present. However, the Museum recently advertised for a curator for this exhibition, on a 12 month contract, so presumably there is a plan for it to go ahead.

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posted 03-05-2015 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently according to an email from Asif Siddiqi, the exhibit is planned for this fall, which would explain the delay.

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