Explores the Soviet space program and Sergei Korolev, the guiding genius behind it. The first book to detail the Soviet side of the spaced race, shows how a huge military-industry-university complex comprised of gifted, dedicated engineers and scientists met the gigantic challenge of pioneering the space age under a repressive, secretive regime with limited technology. Korolev emerged from imprisonment as a spy in a Siberian gulag to full freedom to lead the space program until his sudden death in 1966, which is still ...

Korolev 1997, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471148531