Accession Number : ADA114698

Title :   The Scent of the Future: Manned Space Travel and the Soviet Union.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Field,Barry Stephen

PDF Url : ADA114698

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : In the late 19th Century a school teacher in Kaluga, Russia, by the name of Konstantin Tsiolkovskiy began to lay down the theoretical basis for modern rocketry. In the latter half of the 20th Century the dream was transformed from science fiction into reality when the USSR launched Sputnik-1 on 4 October 1957. Since that unsophisticated sphere began sending its famous beeping from overhead, the Soviet Union has maintained an active space program. What are the aims of that program? What do those aims portend? How does the Soviet program compare with others? What are its future directions likely to be? This paper will investigate these questions, particularly as they apply to manned space flight and the cosmonaut program. The history of the Kremlin's space effort will be discussed, announced and deduced goals of the program will be examined, and Moscow's efforts will be compared with the programs of other space powers.

Descriptors :   *Space flight, *Manned spacecraft, Space transportation, Space navigation, Space exploration, Space stations, Launching, Economics, Research management, Planning, Space technology, Technology forecasting, USSR

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE