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Spacefarers : images of astronauts and cosmonauts in the heroic era of spaceflight / edited by Michael J. Neufeld.

Contributor(s): Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A smithsonian contribution to knowledge.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, c2013Description: iv, 256 p. : illustrations, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781935623199 (hbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Astronautics in mass media -- History | Astronautics -- Social aspects -- History | Astronautics and state. -- History | Astronauts -- United States -- History | Astronauts -- Soviet Union -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
Setting the scene for human spaceflights : men into space and the man and the challenge / Margaret A. Weitekamp -- "Capsules are swallowed" : the mythology of the pilot in American spaceflight / Matthew H. Hersch -- Nostalgia for the right stuff : astronauts and public anxiety about a changing nation / James Spiller -- The 50th jubilee : Yuri Gagarin in the Soviet and post-Soviet imagination / Andrew Jenks -- Astronauts and cosmonauts into Frenchmen : understanding space travel through the popular weekly Paris match / Guillaume de Syon -- They may remake our image of mankind : representations of cosmonauts and astronauts in Soviet and American propaganda magazines, 1961-1981 / Trevor S. Rockwell -- Bringing spaceflight down to Earth : astronauts and the IMAX experience(r) / Valerie Neal -- You've come a long way, maybe : the first six women astronauts and the media / Jennifer Ross-Nazzal -- Warriors and worriers : risk, masculinity, and the anxiety of individuality in the literature of American spaceflight / Margaret Lazarus Dean.
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"This volume had its origins in a conference held at the Headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, D.C. in April 2011. 1961/1981: Key Moments in Human Spaceflight commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the thirtieth anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch, which took place exactly twenty years after Yuri Gagarin's pioneering orbit on 12 April 1961. This book, however, does not present most of the papers that were given, nor are all the chapters based on papers read at the conference."--Introd.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-238) and index.

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