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Cosmic Enthusiasm: The Cultural Impact of Soviet Space Exploration since the 1950s

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Starting with the first man-made satellite 'Sputnik' in 1957 and culminating four years later with the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, space became a new utopian horizon. This book explores the profound repercussions of the Soviet space exploration program on culture and everyday life in Eastern Europe, especially in the Soviet Union itself.


Hardcover, 328 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published June 21st 2011)
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