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Haynes Manual: Soyuz Spacecraft

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Haynes Manual: Soyuz Spacecraft

22.99

DAVID BAKER

A product of the Cold War and the 1960s space race that saw the USA and the USSR vie to land men on the Moon, Soyuz emerged from a troubled development, marred by political meddling, to become the most successful spacecraft of all time. Although it never made it to the Moon, for more than 50 years Soyuz has been ferrying both cosmonauts and astronauts to a succession of space stations; and since 2011, following the retirement of the Shuttle, it has been the sole means by which humans can reach space. David Baker chronicles Soyuz’s origins in the Korolev era, through the unmanned Progress supply craft to the latest variants, and looks at how, over five decades, this remarkable spacecraft has kept pace with advances in technology. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

A product of the Cold War and the 1960s space race that saw the USA and the USSR vie to land men on the Moon, Soyuz emerged from a troubled development, marred by political meddling, to become the most successful spacecraft of all time. Although it never made it to the Moon, for more than 50 years Soyuz has been ferrying both cosmonauts and astronauts to a succession of space stations; and since 2011, following the retirement of the Shuttle, it has been the sole means by which humans can reach space. David Baker chronicles Soyuz’s origins in the Korolev era, through the unmanned Progress supply craft to the latest variants, and looks at how, over five decades, this remarkable spacecraft has kept pace with advances in technology. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

About the author

Author Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight and military technology and is the former editor of Jane’s Space Directory and Jane’s Aircraft Upgrades. In 1986 he was made a member of the International Academy of Astronautics by NASA manned flight boss George Mueller and is a member of the US Air Force Association and The Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He received the 1998 Rolls-Royce Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year and in 2005 he was a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award. David is currently the editor of SpaceFlight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his wife Ann.