In October 2003 Yang Liwei made history as the first Chinese citizen in space, orbiting the globe 14 times in the Shenzhou 5. The Chinese space program has sometimes been called the last of the secret space programs. Although it is far less secretive now than formerly, fascinating revelations are still being made. Brian Harvey examines the history of the Chinese space program, from it's earliest times to the historic breakthrough of manned flight. TOC:Author's Preface and Acknowledgements.- Flight of the Shenzhou.- Origins - The Fiery Dragon.- Dong Fang Hong - The East is Red.- Expanding the Space Programme.- Communications and Conspiracies.- Applying the Space Programme.- Behind the Scenes.- Launch Centres, Rockets and their Engines.- Shuguang - False Dawn.- The Shenzhou Precursor Mission.- Future of China in Space.- Listing of Chinese Satellite Launches.- Milestones in the Development of the Chinese Space Programme.- Glossary.- Bibliography, Further Reading and Websites.- Index.
Dimensioni: 240 x 19 x 164 mm
Pagine Arabe: 349