Resurgent—the new projects
As we saw in Chapter 1, the Soviet space program in the 1980s had been the admiration of the world. The USSR in outer space: the year 2005 promised a huge orbital station serviced by a large space shuttle. Applications satellites circled the Earth while deep-space probes set out for distant destinations. Rovers roamed the plains of Mars to bring samples to rockets that fired their cargoes back to Earth. Astronomical observatories peered to the far depths of the universe.
KeywordsInternational Space Station European Space Agency Lunar Surface Space Shuttle Space Program
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