This developing space culture was a natural outgrowth of russias interest with exploration on land and subsequently air that predated the soviet era by the soviet 1920s a proliferation of popular books newspaper articles and pamphlets on air and spaceflight filled the popular press. Into the cosmos shows us the fascinating interplay of soviet politics science and culture during the khrushchev era and how the space program became a binding force between these elements james t andrews is professor of modern russian history at iowa state university and director of the humanities center. The launch of the sputnik satellite in october 1957 changed the course of human history in the span of a few years soviets sent the first animal into space the first man and the first woman. 6a790c into the cosmos space exploration and soviet culture pitt russian east european into the cosmos space exploration and soviet culture pitt series in. In lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content into the cosmos pitt series in russian and east european studies jonathan harris editor into the cosmos space exploration and soviet culture edited by james t andrews and asif a siddiqi university of pittsburgh press published by the
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