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Man in Space

Man in Space

Man in Space

On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in history to reach space. A huge coup for the Soviet Union, it was the spark that ignited a new Space Race – one that would ultimately lead to the Moon. Discover the fascinating story of over 50 years of manned space exploration in this lavish, 116-page special issue. Featuring articles by leading spaceflight writers and packed with rarely-seen photos of astronauts and their spacecraft, Man In Space takes you from the early Vostok, Mercury and Gemini missions to the International Space Station and beyond.

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United Kingdom
言語:
English
出版社:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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One-off
¥1,277

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introduction

NOT LONG AGO I attended a talk by Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian spacewalker, commander of ISS expedition 35 and bona-fide social media sensation – the man who conquered the internet from space by tweeting about it on a near daily basis. Hadfield’s story is of ambition and success, but not one, he explained, that was born on a whim. There were two experiences that led him to pursue this career. One was a childhood spent watching Captain Kirk’s escapades in Star Trek, which availed him of the belief that space is cool. The other, the moment he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon in July 1969, when he realised that space exploration was not confined to the imaginings of science-fiction writers. It was a real…

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in pictures: the first space stations salyut and skylab

RIA NOVOSTI/ALAMY, RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY X 3, BETTMAN/CORBIS…

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in pictures: yuri gagarin first man in space

WWW.VIDEOCOSMOS.COM X 2, GETTY, PA PHOTOS X 2, RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY X 2. RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY X 3, PA PHOTOS, GETTY X 3…

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in pictures: the space race 1964-1966 voskhod and gemini

NASA/ASIF SIDDIQI, ALAMY, RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY, X 2, VIDEOCOSMOS, ASIF SIDIDI X 3, NASA X 3…

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the first spaceplane

ABOUT HALF THE length of a 747 jet airplane, it takes off like a rocket and lands like an aircraft. It performs variously as a delivery truck, a salvage vessel, a military resource and a science lab, not to mention an essential construction vehicle for the International Space Station (ISS). It is, of course, the Space Shuttle and it still seems futuristic compared to any other kind of spacecraft. Time, though, has not been kind to this venerable space vehicle. Now in its third decade of operation, 2011 is very likely to be the last year the world witnesses the drama of a Shuttle launch. This versatility is hugely expensive, however. While it is partially reusable, the Shuttle ended up being costlier than the expendable rockets it replaced. According to NASA, each…

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early days

SERGEI KOROLEV’S GREATEST creation was the dual-purpose R-7 missile, or Semyorka (‘Little Seven’) as it was affectionately known by the men who built it. Fuelled with liquid oxygen and kerosene, and incorporating four drop-away boosters parallel to a central core, it was the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. The development of rockets for space was, at that time, a by-product of creating the instruments of warfare. The lower stages, or ‘blocks’, of the vehicle were fitted with engines designed by Valentin Glushko. His compact turbine fuel pumps and clever pipework serviced four combustion chambers simultaneously. The apparent thrust of 20 separate engines on the R-7 was, in fact, delivered by just five, each of which had four nozzles. This rugged and reliable rocket was the basis for the Soyuz boosters that…