Project Summary

history of Soviet cooperation in international space science during the first years of the space program. Placing the emergence of the space science community within the context of the Khrushchev years, the dissertation demonstrates the connections between domestic politics, science, and international affairs. This study views space science during the 1950s and 1960s as a coherent part of the practice of science throughout the Soviet period, rather than solely as a product of Cold War rivalries.