Salyut - The First Space Station

Triumph and Tragedy

Grujica S. Ivanovich

Salyut - The First Space Station Salyut - The First Space Station provides a unique insight into the history of the world’s first functioning space station, the designers who developed it, and the crews assigned to operate it. The book places Salyut firmly in its historical and political context, and recounts the intrigues and difficult relationships between the personalities involved - politicians, TsKBEM managers, designers, generals, and cosmonauts.

The book describes the problems that had to be surmounted before the successful docking by the Soyuz 11 crew in June 1971, and there is a unique summary of the investigation into the cause of their tragic deaths as they returned to Earth more than three weeks later.

This remarkable book