Tim Radford: Yuri and the Astronauts, 5 March 1998
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Wiley, 392 pp., £24.95, June 1997, 0 471 14853 9Show More
Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T.A. Heppenheimer.
Wiley, 398 pp., £24.95, June 1997, 0 471 14439 8Show More
Something New under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age by Helen Gavaghan.
Copernicus, 300 pp., £15, December 1997, 0 387 94914 3Show More
Space and the American Imagination by Howard McCurdy.
Smithsonian, 294 pp., £19.95, November 1997, 1 56098 764 2Show More
“... provide another picture of Korolev and much more detail about Gagarin’s life and puzzling death. Helen Gavaghan’s Something New under the Sun opens with the International Geophysical Year, an international scientific co-operative venture which highlighted the need for space-based instruments, and which, as luck would have it, took place in 1957. She ...”