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
“... to a special labour camp in Moscow, where he worked with the aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev. As James Harford tells us in his biography, Korolev’s assignment at Peenemunde came after seven years in the camps. He was a victim who became a hero: he lost his teeth and nearly his life in the camps of Kolyma but became one of the most important men ...”