China's Space Program - From Conception To Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books)
China's Space Program - From Conception to Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books)
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.
From the reviews:
"...China's Space Program is perhaps the best single-volume summary of Chinese space efforts, at least among those written in English."
--Jeff Foust, THE SPACE REVIEW
Astronomy (February 2005)
Review by James Oberg, Former NASA Mission Controller
"… Harvey’s book gives any space-flight enthusiast a thorough overview of China’s space activities while comparing them to other nations’ efforts. What’s more, Harvey has succeeded in an even greater challenge: collecting disorganized and unrelated information and formulating it into coherent chapters that address themes, activities, and intentions in a lucid, logical sequence. This book goes well beyond cataloging what it covers. It has good stories, too. Harvey’s description of the...