Salyut - The First Space Station
Triumph and Tragedy
Grujica S. Ivanovich
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