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This new site, launched by a veteran Russian space journalist, covers news and history of Russia's space program. If offers plenty of hard-to-find in-depth resources, such as spacecraft schematics, timelines and rare photos. Go there now.CNN, Site of the Week
At long last, a sensible account of Gagarin's experiences during re-entry! What a great website you have made.
For those of you who haven't visited russianspaceweb.com, I'd suggest going there immediately and clicking on the Soyuz section (under "Spacecraft"). It provides a schematic of the spacecraft and if you move your cursor over the system listings on the side, the relevant piece of equipment is highlighted. It is a really outstanding guide to the spacecraft. I only wish that all space websites were this innovative.
Dwayne Allen Day
This looks pretty damn amazing!
The most comprehensive resource on Sputnik is RussianSpaceWeb, an independent site maintained by journalist Anatoly Zak. SpaceWeb's Sputnik materials include technical descriptions, first-person accounts from Russian aeroscientists, accounts of the political impact in the USSR, and much more, including the above photograph.
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I often visit your site just to gaze in awe at the magnificence of your graphics... I would have had to bow down in respect to your use of apparent lighting effects. I study them, but still can't see how you do it. But I most certainly appreciate your work...
RussianSpaceWeb has allowed me to get to grips with some of the many misnomers and rumors and urban myths that float around the web and among enthusiasts. The structured layout is a pleasure. Every scrap of information has been well presented and provides an unparalleled view onto the people, the craft, the development and the sheer effort that the Soviet Union and today's Russia has expended to carve their unique place in the history of space exploration. To read about these achievements is a marvel and a jewel that should not be dismissed lightly.
Like it or not; the Russian achievement is amazing and more than one NASA official has marvelled at just how the Russian Space Agency is able to do the daring and continued missions. Take the time; read; absorb; learn. It was literally like going back to school, only this time, the lessons were ones that I dreamt about as a child and have been able to only realise through Anatoly's website. My sincerest thanks to Anatoly. His dedication; his obvious skills at gleaning this information and tireless enthusiasm is boundless and deserves credit.
Thank you this is one of the finest & most rewarding sites dedicated to space exploration I have ever seen! I have been here many times learning about the ships & people involved in space exploration & always come away enthused & more knowledgeable!
Harry Hollins III
I am an author researching a number of aspects of space exploration... You are the only site to give a top down overview of the whole subject and important parts of that subject - such as the ISS. The NASA site editors and many others simply cannot get the idea that one must see the overall map before moving onto narrower details of the subject. It is almost impossible to get a clear timeline of space exploration from NASA - just a mass of detail. Your one webpage on the overview of the ISS clarified more in 20 minutes than 20 hours on NASA and other sites.
Nice looking web site Anatoli. Today was my first visit but have book marked it... You might want to give some thought on how, with your permission, AWST could quote some things from your site from time to time with full credit.
What a marvelous site. There is enough information here to keep me interested for a lifetime! Thank you for your painstaking work.
Anatoly. Looks like you have a lot of very good stories posted there already. Cheers,
Mr. Zak's stuff on space.com has been outstanding for a long time, and if he's even expanding his activities, we all will benefit immensely.
I just read the mention of your site on FPSpace and wanted to drop a Quick note to say that it is truly amazing! The Soyuz tour alone is truly outstanding. It has moved to the top of my bookmarks for information about the Russian Space Program... Good to see you're still out there producing top-notch content...
Anatoliy, congrats on RussianSpaceWeb, it looks excellent!
Your new site looks fantastic. Congratulations!
Dear Mr Zak,
I have received your e-mail about the new web site and I have discovered an interesting picture showing an Oko satellite. I would like to publish it in next issue of my magazine with your permission...
i really enjoy Your page. You have really great information. I will soon add a link to Your page on my own Space page...
We love your new site -- Rob P. found it and it's soooo cool...
Read today on the CNN web site about the ceremony honouring Korolev on what would have been his 100 birthday. I did not know of him, did a Google search and found your web site. Congratulations. What a marvelous achievement! I am looking forward to many, many hours exploring your web site.
Anatoly Zak does an incredible job of documenting the history of Soviet/Russian space exploration, as well as the cooperation that has emerged as the Russia and America work together on the Space Station and other projects.
I recommned that you visit the site, and explore the photos, articles and history of space science.
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Great site from which all of us can learn & benefit from! Keep up the superb work!
Thank you for the BRILLIANT Baikonur website at: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur.html
The pictures, the maps, the 3D animations, the virtual reality walk-throughs. WOW. You have done AMAZING work to show the world the Baikonur Cosmodrome. I have read about Baikonour in many novels from the 70s and 80s but to actually SEE it. Just brilliant!!!
Your graphics work showing the Venera probes was PERFECT. You show how the probe entered orbit with Venus, how the lander separated, the various stages -- and presented it in an easy-to-understand fashion that even a child could follow. Your work is as good, if not better than, something NASA provides.
The 3D library was just amazing. Crisp, clean animations of satellites, probes, and landers. The audience can see how an LK lander would have landed on the moon. That is priceless.
Thank you very much. Your hard work is very much appreciated.
My daughter has been doing a report on Valentina Tereshkova and we have found your site most enlightening. It was difficult to get pictures of Soviet spacecraft at our usual sites, and many of them presented space flight as if the Soviet Union was hardly involved!
I've really enjoyed your Web site - it's a model for other people to follow in terms of its organization, its many illustrations and the level of detail provided on the subject!
Thomas G. (Greg) Fewer
Thank you for your excellent web site, which I have read for many years.
First of all, your "Russian Space Web" is fantastic. It is the best. I really enoy it.
great site! Really helped!!!!
You have an awesome website that helped me so much with my project.
Thanks. Your help is greatly appreciated
I am a researcher in Thales Alenia Space in Rome. First I want to compliment the beautiful site...
A very fantastic, and informative site, thank you so much. Thank you again, and long may you continue, to bring us the wonderful endeavours of the Soviet Union/Russia...
With the veil of the "Iron Curtain" still lifting, it's good to see that somewhere on the web, some of the scientific advances made by the former USSR can come to light for the whole world to see. It's sad that the political stage kept the US and USSR from cooperating and sharing such knowledge...
...Thank you for your time in putting together this site.
I checked out your Russian Space Progam website and it is AWSOME dude!!! I'm nothing but impressed! I've been a fan of all things Russian/Soviet technology for years, buying models of the fighters, bombers and spacecraft back in the day... much to the displeasure of my parents, it wasn't seen as being appropriate to like the enemy's equipment over NATO's gear, such was the cold war as a boy.
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