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The Soviet Space Exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science – July 1990

9 Jul 2020, 12:46 UTC
The Soviet Space Exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science – July 1990
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When I was growing up in the 1970s, I was already an avid space enthusiast who tried to keep abreast of all the latest space missions. While there was plenty of information to be had about NASA’s various programs through the news media and especially literature and pictures I got directly from NASA, the Soviet space program was largely a mystery to me. I had the occasional news item which would appear in the newspapers or news magazine to rely on as well as brief mentions in my various space books and more detailed articles which appeared from time to time in Sky & Telescope, Science News and other magazines I read. But aside from these brief glimpses, details on the Soviet space program were hard to find.
For me, that all began to change once I entered college in the fall of 1980. I quickly discovered the weekly periodical Aviation Week & Space Technology which was one of the best places at the time to find news on the Soviet space program as well as detailed analyses. Other periodicals and my classmates’ interest in spaceflight further fueled my growing passion for the Soviet space program especially their crewed, lunar ...

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