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by Asif A. Siddiqi
Asif A. Siddiqi is a P. candidate in history at Carnegie Mellon University.
Asif A. The Soviets were almost continuously behind the American Gemini and Apollo programs throughout the 1960s but few people realized it.
Start by marking The Soviet Space Race with Apollo as Want to Read . Sixteen years in the making, Asif Siddiqi's amazingly detailed book provides a kaleidoscopic view of the technical and political evolution of Soviet missile and space projects.
Start by marking The Soviet Space Race with Apollo as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. a veritable gold-mind of factual information. An extraordinary volume. It is nothing less than the first full-scale, detailed explanation of how and why the Soviet Union led the world into space.
Siddiqi was born to Hafiz G. A. Siddiqi, Vice-Chancellor of North South University in Dhaka and Najma Siddiqi, a retired . Siddiqi, Vice-Chancellor of North South University in Dhaka and Najma Siddiqi, a retired professor of philosophy at Jahangirnagar University. Siddiqi received his bachelor's and master's from Texas A&M University.
Siddiqi, Asif A. Publication date. This book is, in essence, sixteen years in the making. First attempted to compile a history of the Soviet space program in 1982 author put together a rough chronology of the main events
Siddiqi, Asif A. First attempted to compile a history of the Soviet space program in 1982 author put together a rough chronology of the main events. A decade later, while living on a couch in a college friend's apartment, he began writing what would be a short history of the Soviet lunar landing program. The first draft was sixty-nine pages long. Late the following year, he decided to expand the topic to handle all early Soviet piloted exploration programs. That work eventually grew into what you are holding in your hand now. Addeddate.
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Sixteen years in the making, Asif Siddiqi's amazingly detailed book provides a kaleidoscopic view of the technical and political evolution of Soviet missile and space projects. The Public Historian; "No space buff's library will be complete without this book.
Winner of the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, 2001 "The essential reference work for Soviet/Russian space history. for anyone hoping to make sense of the too many 'truths' of Soviet Space history.
CHALLENGE TO APOLLO Soviet Union Space Race Signed: Siddiqi to Harford Scarce DJ. Product Description. Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974. The author covers Stalin and the rocket, Sputnik, space politics, final lap to the moon and much more. Includes many B&W illustrations. Dust Jacket features a color illustration of a rocket on liftoff. Very good copy with a scarce unique inscription.
Burlington, Ontario: Apogee Books. Siddiqi, Asif A. (2003b). The Soviet Space Race with Apollo. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. ISBN 978-0-8130-2628-2. ISBN 978-1-896522-83-8. Gatland, Kenneth (1976).
Winner of the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, 2001
First published by NASA in 2000 as Challenge to Apollo, these two volumes are the first comprehensive history of the Soviet-manned space programs covering a period of thirty years, from the end of World War II, when the Soviets captured German rocket technology, to the collapse of their moon program in the mid-1970s.
The spectacular Soviet successes of Sputnik--the first Earth satellite (1957) and Yuri Gagarin--the first man in space (1961) shocked U.S. leaders and prompted President John F. Kennedy to set the goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. The moon race culminated with the historic landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969 (coincidentally the first Soviet unmanned moon probe crashed on its surface while the American astronauts were at Tranquility Base).
The epic story of the Soviet space program remained shrouded in secrecy until the unprecedented opening of top secret documents. Based almost entirely on these Russian-language sources and numerous interviews with veterans, Siddiqi's book breaks through the rumors, hearsay, and speculation that characterized books on the Soviet space program published during the Cold War years. Supplementing the text with dozens of previously classified photographs, he weaves together the technical, political, and personal history of the major Soviet space programs, providing the other side of the history of human space flight.