on 11 June 2007
I choose this book bacause I wanted technical information on the technecal challenges, soviet desingners and engineers faced. The book gives design specifications and the history of what happended to each probe, and does start with the history of the soviet space programme. Some of it was usefull and i did learn some news things. You have to be interested in this area to want this book I am glad I brought it but it would be good to sell it on as I dont think I will need to reference a book on stats. A good book would be a autobiography of a soviet probe designer.