The Red Rockets' Glare

  • Title: The Red Rockets' Glare
  • Author: Asif A. Siddiqi
  • ISBN: 9780521897600
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Red Rockets Glare The Red Rockets Glare is the first academic study on the birth of the Soviet space program and one of the first social histories of Soviet science Based on many years of archival research the book si
    The Red Rockets Glare is the first academic study on the birth of the Soviet space program and one of the first social histories of Soviet science Based on many years of archival research, the book situates the birth of cosmic enthusiasm within the social and cultural upheavals of Russian and Soviet history Asif A Siddiqi frames the origins of Sputnik by bridging imagiThe Red Rockets Glare is the first academic study on the birth of the Soviet space program and one of the first social histories of Soviet science Based on many years of archival research, the book situates the birth of cosmic enthusiasm within the social and cultural upheavals of Russian and Soviet history Asif A Siddiqi frames the origins of Sputnik by bridging imagination with engineering seeing them not as dialectic, discrete, and sequential but as mutable, intertwined, and concurrent Imagination and engineering not only fed each other but were also co produced by key actors who maintained a delicate line between secret work on rockets which interested the military and public prognostications on the cosmos which captivated the populace Sputnik, he argues, was the outcome of both large scale state imperatives to harness science and technology and populist phenomena that frequently owed little to the whims and needs of the state apparatus.

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    1. How did Sputnik come about? What led the Soviet Union to take the world lead in the space race? Was there a pre-Soviet pro-cosmic Russian culture?Before I say more, it's time to confess that I came to The Red Rockets' Glare from an unusual background. Like some, I'm a lifelong space exploration fiend, which predisposes me towards a book about the history of Russian and Soviet rocketry. Alongside that, I have a lifelong interest in Russian culture and history, marked by odd features like an under [...]

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    2. Outstanding: a well-researched, very informative, and utterly fascinating glimpse into the Soviet road to space. Occasionally, it can be overly academic, but that fails to detract from a great read.

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