Coué, Philippe - Black Stars of the Cold War (2011)
The advent of the space age with the launch of Sputnik-1 in October 1957 marked the start of an incredible space race into which the military immediately embarked.
They studied, developed and tested several devices designed to send astronauts, in uniform, into space. From the first capsules to the U.S. Space Shuttle, this illustrated book presents the main achievements, describes the programs and equipment, as well as the layout of the stations in Earth orbit.
It reveals some secrets about American and Soviet developments associated with Star Wars, which began in the 1960s and accelerated in the 1980s.
It also reviews the military aspects of manned space missions, including the military bases on the Moon, on Poliouz (a combat station in orbit), and many others.
Philippe Coué is a manager in the space field at Dassault Aviation and is recognized as the specialist in Chinese space news. He has published many books on the subject.
154 pages - in English