Russian-language sleuthing

  • Bart Hendrickx
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Having been born just too late to witness the exciting events in space in the 1960s and early 1970s, my fascination with the Soviet space programme did not develop as naturally as it probably did for the “first-generation” sleuths. In fact, my first passion was astronomy, and as a child I spent many nights gazing at the sky through a small amateur telescope. I became interested in spaceflight as a teenager in the late 1970s through the Voyager missions to the outer planets. With the Space Shuttle still a long way away from its maiden flight, the only country launching piloted spacecraft at the time was the Soviet Union. Up in orbit then was the highly successful Salyut 6 space station and I began following the final missions to the station via the Western media.


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