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Author Andrews, James T., 1961-

Title Red cosmos [electronic resource] : K.E. Tsiolkovskii, grandfather of Soviet rocketry / James T. Andrews.

Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 147 pages) : illustrations.
Series Centennial of flight series ; no. 18
Centennial of flight series ; no. 18.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude before Tsiolkovskii: Russian rocketry from Peter the Great to the nineteenth century -- Introduction envisioning the cosmos: K.E. Tsiolkovskii, Russian public culture, and the mythology of Soviet cosmonautics, 1857-1964 -- Beginnings, teaching science in a provincial context: Tsiolkovskii's years in the Russian locale, 1857-1917 -- Dreaming of the cosmos: early scientific and technical experimentation in pre-1917 Kaluga, Russia -- Getting serious about rocket flight in revolutionary Russia, 1917-1928 -- Cross-fertilizing futuristic literary genres: utopian science fiction or didactic popular technology in revolutionary Russia, 1890-1928 -- Stalin, Khrushchev, and the spaceman: technology, Soviet national identity, and the memorialization of a local hero in the dawn of Sputnik, 1928-1957 -- Epilogue and conclusion: chudo (wonder) or chudak (crank), the legacy of Tsiolkovskii in the Khrushchev era and beyond 1964.
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Subject T︠S︡iolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935.
TSiolkovskii, K., 1857-1935 (TSiolkovskii, Konstantin)
T︠S︡iolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935.
Aerospace engineers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Authors, Russian -- Biography.
Authors, Soviet -- Biography.
Science fiction, Soviet -- History and criticism.
Astronautics -- Russia -- History.
Astronautics -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title K.E. Tsiolkovskii, grandfather of Soviet rocketry
ISBN 9781603443609 (electronic bk.)
1603443606 (electronic bk.)
9781603441179 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1603441174 (cloth ; alk. paper)