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Author Andrews, James T., 1961-

Title Red cosmos : K.E. Tsiolkovskii, grandfather of Soviet rocketry / James T. Andrews
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 147 pages) : illustrations
Series Centennial of flight series ; no. 18
Centennial of flight series ; no. 18
Contents Prelude before Tsiolkovskii: Russian rocketry from Peter the Great to the nineteenth century -- Introduction envisioning the cosmos: K.E. Tsiolkovskii, Russian public culture, and the mythology of Soviet cosmonautics, 1857-1964 -- Beginnings, teaching science in a provincial context: Tsiolkovskii's years in the Russian locale, 1857-1917 -- Dreaming of the cosmos: early scientific and technical experimentation in pre-1917 Kaluga, Russia -- Getting serious about rocket flight in revolutionary Russia, 1917-1928 -- Cross-fertilizing futuristic literary genres: utopian science fiction or didactic popular technology in revolutionary Russia, 1890-1928 -- Stalin, Khrushchev, and the spaceman: technology, Soviet national identity, and the memorialization of a local hero in the dawn of Sputnik, 1928-1957 -- Epilogue and conclusion: chudo (wonder) or chudak (crank), the legacy of Tsiolkovskii in the Khrushchev era and beyond 1964
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject T͡Siolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935.
Aerospace engineers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Astronautics -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union.
Astronautics -- Russia -- History.
Authors, Russian -- Biography.
Authors, Soviet -- Biography.
Science fiction, Soviet -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008051128
ISBN 1603443606 (electronic bk.)
9781603443609 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles K.E. Tsiolkovskii, grandfather of Soviet rocketry