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Soviet Space Program: The N1: The Soviet Moon Rocket

Soviet Space Program: The N1: The Soviet Moon Rocket

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Standing 345 feet tall, the N1 was the largest rocket ever built by the Soviets and was roughly the same height and weight as the Saturn. Though initially ahead of the US in the space race, the Soviets lagged behind as the pace for being first on the moon accelerated. Massive technical and personnel difficulties, plus spectacular failures, repeatedly delayed the N1 program. After the successful American landings on the moon, it was finally canceled without the N1 ever achieving orbit. The complete history of this rarely known Soviet program is presented here, starting in 1959, along with detailed technical descriptions of the N1's design and development. A full discussion of its attempted launches, disasters, and ultimate cancellation in 1974 completes this definitive history.

Soviet Space Program: The Lunar Mission Years: 1959-1976

Soviet Space Program: The Lunar Mission Years: 1959-1976

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

With the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union started the space race; the race for the moon soon followed. Here too the USSR was ahead of the game: the first flyby of the moon, the first lunar-impact probe, the first pictures of the far side, and the first soft landing. Defending the lead, and thus demonstrating the superiority of communism, was an ideological must for Soviet leadership. The United States soon caught up and surpassed the Soviet moon program. This book chronologically examines the fifty-nine missions the USSR sent or intended to send to the moon from 1959 to 1976. Eventually, the Soviets finally abandoned the idea of a manned moon landing and for the following decade and a half claimed that they never conducted such a program. Unmanned Soviet lunar flights continued until 1976, by which time they had used up all of the space probes built in the years previous.

Saturn V: America's Rocket to the Moon

Saturn V: America's Rocket to the Moon

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2018

Without the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 11 moon landing would not have been possible in July 1969. Even today, nearly fifty years later, it remains by far the largest and most powerful rocket ever used. Equipped with computers that are easily surpassed today by any mobile phone, the Saturn V was an unprecedented technical achievement. This book, part of the America in Space series, tells the gripping story of the development and creation of the Saturn V in concise, detailed text, and features numerous high-quality color images, technical drawings, and specification/dimension charts. As well as a detailed look at the Saturn V's design and construction, all thirty-two Apollo missions are discussed, including the later Skylab and ApolloaSoyuz Test Project.

SPACE2018

SPACE2018

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2017

Die 15. Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Nehmen Sie teil am groen Abenteuer unserer Zeit... Raumfahrt im 21. Jahrhundert: Spannender als Science Fiction. In den SPACE-Jahrbchern halten wir fr Sie die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Raumfahrt fest. Sachkundig, pointiert, aktuell und spannendBauen, Tanken, Reparieren und vieles mehr im All *** Probleme mit dem orbitalen Mll *** Multimillionre realisieren Sciene Fiction Jugendtrume *** China: Langer Marsch 5 "e;gegrounded"e; *** Revitalisiertes Kulturerbe: Launchpad 39 *** Google Lunar X Prize kurz vor Blamage *** Ohne Finanzierung: Die Astronautin *** Bilderspektakel: Valerian & Laureline *** Science-Fiction Wettbewerb *** Raumfahrtchronik mit Statistik 2016 & 2017 *** und vieles mehr...

SPACE2018

SPACE2018

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2017

Die 15. Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Nehmen Sie teil am groen Abenteuer unserer Zeit... Raumfahrt im 21. Jahrhundert: Spannender als Science Fiction. In den SPACE-Jahrbchern halten wir fr Sie die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Raumfahrt fest. Sachkundig, pointiert, aktuell und spannendBauen, Tanken, Reparieren und vieles mehr im All *** Probleme mit dem orbitalen Mll *** Multimillionre realisieren Sciene Fiction Jugendtrume *** China: Langer Marsch 5 "e;gegrounded"e; *** Revitalisiertes Kulturerbe: Launchpad 39 *** Google Lunar X Prize kurz vor Blamage *** Ohne Finanzierung: Die Astronautin *** Bilderspektakel: Valerian & Laureline *** Science-Fiction Wettbewerb *** Raumfahrtchronik mit Statistik 2016 & 2017 *** und vieles mehr...

Project Apollo: The Moon Landings, 1968 - 1972

Project Apollo: The Moon Landings, 1968 - 1972

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2017

The moon landing remains the most astonishing and impressive accomplishment of manned space travel to this day. In July 1969, just eight years after President John F. Kennedy announced the bold plan, the first astronaut set foot on another celestial body. While Project Apollo: The Early Years covered the exciting developments from the first project drawings to the unmanned first flight of the mighty Saturn V, this book covers the later years of the Apollo era, in all its fascinating detail, including the test flights in Earth's orbit; the first orbits of the moon; the legendary Apollo 11 mission; the drama of Apollo 13; and Apollo 17, the last manned moon flight in 1972. Experience this era through exciting accounts, radio transcripts, and impressive photographs and diagrams.

SPACE2017

SPACE2017

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2016

Die 14. Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Nehmen Sie teil am groen Abenteuer unserer Zeit... Raumfahrt im 21. Jahrhundert: Spannender als Science Fiction. In den SPACE-Jahrbchern halten wir fr Sie die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Raumfahrt fest. Sachkundig, pointiert, aktuell und spannendMoon Village 2069 *** Lunar Google XPRIZE auf der Zielgeraden *** STS & Orion: Das Ende des Dinosauriers? *** Mondvisionen - Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des Mondes *** MIRIAM und ARCHIMEDES fr den Mars *** Blue Origin hebt ab Ein Schwabe bei SpaceX *** Reality Check: Der Marsianer *** SF Wettbewerb *** Raumfahrtchronik *** Raumfahrt-Statistik 2015 *** Vorschau 2016 *** und vieles mehr...

Project Apollo: The Early Years, 1961-1967

Project Apollo: The Early Years, 1961-1967

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2016

In May 1961, American president John F. Kennedy committed the nation to carrying out a manned landing on the moon before the end of the decade. This volume covers the early years of the Apollo program (1960-1967), still the most significant space effort in the history of mankind. In a very short time, NASA developed the mighty Saturn rockets, the Apollo spacecraft, and the lunar lander. This breathtaking development came at a cost, however, as in 1967 astronauts Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White lost their lives during a test. Ten months after the catastrophe, however, the Saturn V, America's moon rocket, made its triumphal unmanned maiden flight. After that, just twenty more months would pass before man set foot on another celestial body for the first time.

Project Gemini

Project Gemini

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2016

In just two-and-a-half years, beginning in 1964, two unmanned and ten manned flights took place in the Gemini program. This program was the turning point in the space race with the USSR; from then on the Americans took the lead. Flights lasting two weeks, into the Van Allen Belt, the first extravehicular activities, rendezvous maneuvers and docking with other spacecraftaall of this was achieved by Gemini, paving the way for the more demanding moon landing program. It was not all success, however. Like almost every significant undertaking, Project Gemini also had its dramas and tragedies. All Project Gemini missions are discussed, including details on allcraft and the astronauts involved. Superb color, archival images,cutaways and plans are also included.

Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2016

Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began in 1958, the Soviet Union was far ahead of the US in the race for supremacy in space. With immense effort, and in record time, NASA, the newly created spaceflight organization, developed a space transport system with orbital capsule and booster rockets. They used it to send Alan Shepard on a first suborbital jump into space in May 1961, and in February 1962 to make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Nevertheless, the Americans were beaten by the Soviets in the race to put the first man into space. Project Mercury was, however, the foundation for NASA's later success in the race to the moon. All Project Mercury missions are discussed, including details on all craft and the astronauts involved. Superb color, archival images, cutaways and plans are also included.

SPACE2016

SPACE2016

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2015

SPACE2016 - Das Rahmfahrtjahrbuch. Die 13.Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Erfolg des Jahres: Vorbeiflug an Pluto und Charon +++ Die Neuen Trger"e;: Raketen 2025 Nagelprobe fr die Private Raumfahrt: Explosionen und erstes Opfer +++ Grtes Risiko fr einen Raumfahrer? Ertrinken! +++ Interstellar: die Filmkritik +++ Theo Tftler: Astronaut +++ der besonderen Art +++ SF Wettbewer +++ Raumfahrt-chronik +++ Raumfahrt-Statistik 2014 +++ Vorschau 2015 +++ und vieles mehr...

SPACE2012

SPACE2012

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2015

Sonja Rohde, eine Frau auf dem Weg in den Weltraum +++ 50 Jahre bemannte Raumfahrt: Gagarin, Wostok & Co. +++ Was folgt auf den Shuttle? +++ Suborbital: Die tollkuhnen Manner in ihren rasselnden Raketen +++Megaraumfahrtjahr fur China +++die Ara des Drachen! +++ Flug zu den Sternen: Mission Epsilon Eridani +++ Texus 49: Schlaflos in Schweden +++ Science-Fiction Wettbewerb +++ Raumfahrtchronik +++ Statistik 2010 & Vorschau 2011 +++ und vieles mehr... Die spannende Welt der Raumfahrt im einzigen Raumfahrtjahrbuch des deutschen Sprachraums. Nehmen Sie teil am groen Abenteuer unserer Zeit...

SPACE2015

SPACE2015

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2014

SPACE2015 - Das Rahmfahrtjahrbuch. Die 12.Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Samantha Cristoforetti und der Tiuterra-Kristall im All +++ Raumsonde Rosetta erreicht Churi"e; +++ Ariane 6 Wo bitte, geht's zum neuen Trger? +++ Raumschiff Orion: Zum Mond und noch viel weiter +++ Die Katastrophe von Xichuan +++ Ein Pldoyer fr die Venus +++ Gravity - der Weltraum ist ein Dorf +++ Die geheimnisvolle N1 +++ Godspeed Scott Carpenter star +++ Wettbewerb +++ Raumfahrtchronik +++ Raumfahrt-Statistik 2013 +++ Vorschau 2014 +++ und vieles mehr...

SPACE 2014

SPACE 2014

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2014

SPACE2014 - Die spannende Welt der Raumfahrt. Die elfte Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Powered Flight: Bransons Start ins All +++ Asteroiden: Gefahr aus dem All +++ China landet auf dem Mond +++ Private Raumfahrt schaltet in den nchsten Gang +++ Proton: Pfusch und Pannen +++Mercurys gefhrlicher Beginn +++ Kosmos der Frauen X-20 +++ Dyna Soar: Amerikas erster Shuttle +++ Man nennt mich den Khan +++ Raumfahrtchronik +++ Statistik 2012 & Vorschau 2013 +++ und vieles mehr...

SPACE 2013

SPACE 2013

Author: Eugen Reichl Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2013

SPACE 2013 - Die spannende Welt der Raumfahrt. Die zehnte Ausgabe des Raumfahrt-Klassikers. Aouda.X: Mars-Simulation in der Dachstein Rieseneishhle * Curiosity: Acht Monate ruhige Reise und sieben Minuten Terror * Hhenflug von Shenzou Neun: Erste Chinesin im All * Der Flug des Drachen: Vertrauen zahlt sich aus * Fobos-Grunt: Wieder endet eine russische Marsmission im Desaster * Kourou: Vega und Sojus heben ab * Newcomer: Stratolaunch * Science-Fiction Wettbewerb Raumfahrtchronik 2012 * Statistik 2012 & Vorschau 2013 * und vieles mehr ..