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USSR in the technological race by Heymann, Hans

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union.


  • Science -- Soviet Union.,
  • Technology -- Soviet Union.

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Edition Notes

StatementHans Heymann, Jr.
Series[Paper / Rand Corporation] ;, P-1754
LC ClassificationsAS36 .R28 no. 1754
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5847674M
LC Control Number62006938

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The author traces the development of the Soviet malaise, but warns that a future authoritarian regime could still revive the technological race. Conversely, he also replies to the academic debate on the excesses of modern technology in the West, with a sharp criticism of . Winner of the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, First published by NASA in as Challenge to Apollo, these two volumes are the first comprehensive history of the Soviet-manned space programs covering a period of thirty years, from the end of World War II, when the Soviets captured German rocket technology, to the collapse of their moon program in the mids/5(16). Science and technology in the Soviet Union served as an important part of national politics, practices, and the time of Lenin until the dissolution of the USSR in the early s, both science and technology were intimately linked to the ideology and practical functioning of the Soviet state, and were pursued along paths both similar and distinct from models in other countries. The State of Soviet Science. This book is a compilation of essay that discuss the different aspects of science disciplines in the USSR. while suggesting that a future authoritarian regime has the possibility to revive the technological race. In addition, he also replies to the academic debate on the excesses of modern technology in the West.

  INDEX: Page 2: Introduction Page 2/3: Chapter 1 Page 3/4: Chapter 2 Page 4/5: Chapter 3 Page 5/6: Chapter 4 Page 6: Chapter 5 Page 7: Timeline Page 7/8: Chapter 6 Page 8: Conclusion Page 9: List of Sources Space race between the US and the USSR Introduction The Space Race was a mid-to-late 20th century competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (USA) for . the technological gap: the ussr vs the us and western europe (er ir ) keywords: soviet analysis, soviet political analysis, soviet economic analysis created date.   By the mids, the U.S.-Soviet Cold War had worked its way into the fabric of everyday life in both countries, fueled by the arms race and the .   In when President Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, no rocket existed with the power or capability to rise to .

The USSR went broke trying to compete with us in the Weapons race and the space race. They finally would up diverting most of the money that was being used to feed/clothe the people to military. Only in the late s, with warming political relations, did momentum for major space cooperation begin to build. As the Soviet Union neared collapse, with its ideological underpinnings evaporating, the impetus for the arms race and competition in space declined, allowing both countries to seriously pursue strategic partnerships in space. The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from to and was the largest country in the world. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, in practice its government and economy were highly was a one-party state governed by the Communist Party, with Moscow as its Capital and largest city: Moscow, 55°45′N 37°37′E / . An American cartoon satirising the ‘space race’ Cold War rivalry moved beyond the political and military spheres and into competition for technological superiority. This led to the so-called Space Race. From the mids to , the United States and the Soviet Union struggled to outdo each other in rocket technology and space exploration.