Advertisement

Russia’s future spacemen

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Twenty suitably qualified cosmonaut candidates had been selected, and with training set to commence in March 1960 the rapid completion of a specialized but covert accommodation and training centre now became a priority. The site eventually selected was a former military installation in the middle of a dense birch forest in the Shchelkovo area, some 25 miles northeast of Moscow. Eight years later, in 1968, the facility would be given the official and appropriate name Zvezdny Gorodok, correctly translating to Starry Town, but more popularly known as Star City. In the meantime it would be known simply as the Cosmonaut Training Centre, or TsPK.

Keywords

Collective Farm Pilot School German Occupation Voronezh Region Soviet Space 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Gherman Titov: First Man to Spend a Day in Space by Pavel Barashev and Yuri DokuchayevGoogle Scholar
  2. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin: First Man in Space by Wilfred Burchett and Anthony PurdyGoogle Scholar
  3. Gherman Titov’s Flight into Space also by Wilfred Burchett and Anthony PurdyGoogle Scholar
  4. Who’s Who in Space (The International Space Year Edition) by Michael CassuttGoogle Scholar
  5. Starman: The Truth behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin by Jamie Doran and Piers BizonyGoogle Scholar
  6. Cosmonaut No. 1 (serialized in Izvestia, 2–6 April 1986, extracts translated by Jonathan McDowell)Google Scholar
  7. Into that Silent Sea by Francis French and Colin BurgessGoogle Scholar
  8. Our Gagarin by Yaroslav GolovanovGoogle Scholar
  9. The Rocket Men: Vostok and Voskhod, the First Soviet Manned Spaceflights by Rex Hall and David J. ShaylerGoogle Scholar
  10. Russia’s Cosmonauts: Inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center by Rex D. Hall, David J. Shayler and Bert VisGoogle Scholar
  11. Men and Women of Space by Douglas B. HawthorneGoogle Scholar
  12. The Soviet Cosmonaut Team (1990 edition) by Gordon HooperGoogle Scholar
  13. Sons of the Blue Planet (Syny Goluboi Planety) by L. Lebedev, B. Lykyanov and A. RomanovGoogle Scholar
  14. Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts 1960–2000 by I.A. Maranin, S. Samsutdinov and A. GlushkoGoogle Scholar
  15. Russians in Space by Evgeny RiabchikovGoogle Scholar
  16. Two Sides of the Moon by David Scott and Alexei LeonovGoogle Scholar
  17. Cosmonauts of the USSR by V.A. Shatalov and M.F. RebrovGoogle Scholar
  18. Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1946–1974 by Asif SiddiqiGoogle Scholar
  19. First Man in Space: The Life and Achievements of Yuri Gagarin edited by Nikolai TsybalGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2009

Personalised recommendations