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Chertok began his career as an electrician in 1930 at an aviation factory near Moscow. Thirty years later, he was deputy to the founding figure of the Soviet space program, the mysterious "Chief Designer" Sergey Korolev. Chertok's sixty-year-long career and the many successes and failures of the Soviet space program constitute the core of his memoirs, Rockets and People.
This book was edited by Dr. Asif Siddiqi, a historian of Russian space exploration, and Gen. Tom Stafford contributed a foreword touching upon his significant work with the Russians on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Overall, this book is an engaging read while also contributing much new material to the literature about the Soviet space program.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chertok, B. E. -- (Boris Evseevich), -- 1912-
Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Aerospace engineers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- History.
Rocketry -- Soviet Union -- History.