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This fascinating and informative series of Soviet space program history reports concludes with a reproduction of a truly historic document: Soviet Space Programs, 1981-87, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction. The history of the Russian spaceflight effort is chronicled in these superb Congressional Research Service reports to Congress. They provide an "as-it-happened" contemporaneous account of every element of the Soviet program: manned and unmanned programs, military satellite, launch sites, compendiums of official statements, plans, international participation and cosmonauts, and much more. This volume includes coverage of the Soviet version of the Space Shuttle. Every student of space flight needs to have these important reports in their collection.
Who's Ahead * Glasnost and Glavkosmos * Recent Process * Missing Elements * The Effect of Soviet Space Activities On U.S. Space Policy * PART ONE * PILOTED SPACE ACTIVITIES * Chapter 1 * Historical Summary * The Beginning: 1957-1960 * The Moon Race Era: 1961-1970 * The Space Station Era Begins: 1971-1977 * Salyut 1-3 and Cosmos 557; Soyuz 12 and 13 * Salyut 4 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project * Salyut 5 and Soyuz 22 * Second-Generation Stations—Salyut 6 and 7: 1977-1983 * Salyut 6 and 7 Activity Summary * Salyut 6 and 7 Experiments: 1977-1983 * Materials Processing and Other Materials Experiments * Remote Sensing * Astronomy * Atmospheric Studies * Spaceplane and Space Shuttle * Space Life Sciences * Initial Uncertainty * Humans Enter Space * Soyuz: Space Flight Becomes Routine * Salyut: The Space Station Era * Supporting Biomedical Research * Conclusion * Chapter 2 * Salyut 7: 1984-1986 * Experiments * Materials processing and Other Materials Science * Isparitel-M (Spray Coating) * Welding, Spray Coating and Space Construction on EVA * Tamping and Svetoblok-T Gel Experiments * Korund, Magma-F, and Kristillizator (Materials Processing) * Tavriya (Electrophoresis) * EFU-Robot (Electrophoresis) * Electrophotograph and Microdeformator (Deterioration of Materials in Space) * Other * Medical/Biological Experiments * Exercise * Cardiology * Motion Sickness * Other Medical * Biological * Remote Sensing of the Earth and its Oceans * Indian "Terra" Observations * Gyunesh and Black Sea Observation Program * Observations of Special Interest * Astronomy * Atmospheric Studies * Military Experiments * 1984 Activities * Soyuz T-10/T-11: 237 Day Mission * Docking and Initial Operations * Details of the Six EVAs * Repairing the Fuel Leak * EVA 5: Installing Gallium Arsenide Solar Panels * End of Mission and Return to Earth * Soyuz T-11/T-10: First Indian Cosmonaut * Soyuz T-12: The First EVA by a Woman * Major Tasks * Savitskaya's EVA * Post-Flight Press Conference * Future of Women on Soviet Space Crews * 1985 Activities * Soyuz T-13 and T-14: Resurrecting Salyut 7; First Crew Rotation * Soyuz T-13 * Reviving Salyut 7 * The Mission Continues * Installing Another Set of Solar Panels * Soyuz T-14 Launch and First Crew Rotation * Soyuz T-13 Departs and Cosmos 1686 Arrives * Vasyutin's Illness Forces Early Mission Termination * 1986 Activities * Soyuz T-15 and Salyut 7: Final Crew Operations * Two EVAs for Space Construction and a New Laser Communications Device * Experiments Resume Inside the Station * The Return to Mir and the Future of Salyut 7 * Chapter 3 * MIR: 1986-1987 * Design * MIR Dimensions and Basic Control Systems * Communications * Windows * Computers * Docking Ports * Electrical Supply * MIR'S Interior * A Tour * Life Support * Future Modules * Experiments * Materials Processing and Other Materials Science * Pion-M (Heat and Mass Transfer) * Korund-IM (Materials Processing) * Kristillizator (Materials Processing) * Yantar (Spray Coating) * Svetoblok (Gel) * Svetlana and Ruchyey (Electrophoresis) * Other * Medical/Biological * Medical * Plant Growth * Remote Sensing of the Earth and its Oceans