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James E. Oberg is the dean of American experts on Soviet space efforts.” -- PBS
 
06/15/2010 - MSNBC.com: How risky is it to rely on Russian spaceflight?
02/22/2010 - MSNBC.com: Russia helps Europe's space business [AP interview]
01/19/2010 - IEEE Spectrum: Russia's Ailing ICBM Program
12/12/2009 - discoverymagazine.com: Another Russian rocket spiral lights up the sky
Profile of Plesetsk: Russia's OTHER Cosmodrome
06/2009 - AIAA: Soyuz Emergency Landings Investigation Lands With A Whimper
12/15/2008 - IEEE Spectrum: Russians Close In on Cause of Soyuz Landing Anomaly
11/10/2008 - 2007-2008 Soyuz Landing Troubles
10/01/2008 - MSNBC.com: US-Russian Space Partnership Works as Reluctant Co-Dependence
08/28/2008 - MSNBC.com: Station Dodges Controversial Russian Space Junk
08/22/2008 - Space.com: Russian Rocket [Dnepr]: All Fueled Up, But No Place to Fly
06/26/2008 - MSNBC: Next spacewalk will have an explosive twist
03/2008 - SPECTRUM: book review: 'Energiya-Buran' -- Copying NASA's Mistakes
02/12/2008 - MSNBC.com: Russia Has The Only Guns In Space
10/04/2007 - Ad Astra: Sputnik's Space Age Legacy for Humanity
08/27/2007 - Caucasus Military Shoots at Re-entering Russian Satellite
04/06/2007 - MSNBC.com: Russian rookie takes spaceship’s helm
04/04/2007 - MSNBC.com: Russians Suggest US Killed Science Satellite
03/29/2007 -- Fireball fears stoked by space history
03/13/2007 - MSNBC.com: The Kourou-cosmonaut connection
01/12/2007 - MSNBC.com: Russians Celebrate Centenary of Sergey Korolyov
01/11/2007 - MSNBC.com: Russia kicks off big year for space history
12/10/2006 - MSNBC.com: Russians misled into overreacting on space weapons
12/01/2006 - MSNBC.com:Jammed Kurs Antenna Needs Second Reapir Spacewalk
11/13/2006 - The Space Review: The trouble with space weapons treaties
08/14/2006 - MSNBC.com: Russian rocket failure poisons relations
06/26/2006 - The Space Review: Terrorist Threat to Baykonur Cosmodrome?
06/2006 - "Science Web" Magazine (Tokyo): The Future of the Russian Space Program
05/08/2006 - The Space Review: The real significance of the ISS thruster test failure
04/19/2006 - MSNBC.com: Space station engine test fizzles
04/10/2006 - The Space Review: Soyuz launch comm emergency
04/07/2006 - MSNBC.com: A quiet man gets the spotlight in space
04/2006 - IEEE Spectrum: "When two spacecraft meet, they rely on Vladimir Syromyatnikov"
02/22/2006 - MSNBC.com: ISS "Glovesuit" Spotted (re 'Suitsat')
02/06/2006 - The Space Review: “Russians try to sell the Moon for foreign cash”
01/31/2006 - MSNBC.com: “Spacesuit goes overboard for unusual mission (SuitSat)”
01/06/2006 - MSNBC.com: “New church in once-atheist Baikonur”
11/01/2005 - MSNBC.com: Dangling strap to blame for scary space leak?
10/14/2005 - MSNBC.com: Space crew weathers a scare during re-entry
07/30/2005 - MSNBC.com: “Russia to the rescue?”
07/26/2005: MSNBC.com: Russian moon fly-by tourism proposal
07/18/2005 - The Space Review: “ASTP + 30 – Real Lessons
06/10/2005 - MSNBC.com: Russia ready to take lead on space station
06/03/2005 - MSNBC.com: A Russian reality check on space weapons
05/11/2005 - MSNBC.com: “Russians shake up their space industry
04/01/2005 - MSNBC.com: “Time running out for space station deal
02/28/2005 - The Space Review: Action-reaction in space: the "gyrodine war" heats up
02/15/2005 - MSNBC.com: Missing: One Russian spy satellite
02/10/2005 - MSNBC.com: New NASA Memo Confirms Spacewalk Thruster Incident
01/31/2005 - MSNBC.com: "Spacewalk thruster incident (phantom torque) alarms NASA"
12/21/2004 - Space.com: 'Satan' to Test New Mini-Cosmodrome in Russia
12/17/2004 - MSNBC.com: Russians harness Cold War demons for space
12/02/2004 - MSNBC.com: NASA, Russians forging a deal for rides
12/01/2004 - Discovery-Canada: (Video) Jim Discusses 'Kliper' Spaceship
12/01/2004 - MSNBC.com: Next-generation Russian spaceship unveiled
11/23/2004 - MSNBC.com: "A trip around the moon? It could happen
11/2004 - Skeptical Inquirer: “New twist to old Tunguska UFO myth
10/22/2004 - MSNBC.com: An unusual path to space and back
10/18/2004 – MSNBC.com: Space lessons from the Russians
09/15/2004 - MSNBC.com: New Russian mishap threatens launch schedule
08/20/2004 - MSNBC.com: Russian millionaire rejected for space ride
08/19/2004 - MSNBC.com: “UFOs and Russian Space Secrets
08/09/2004 - MSNBC.com: Space Wedding Consecrated on Earth
07/21/2004 - MSNBC.com: Russians scramble to fill spaceship seat
07/06/2004 - MSNBC.com: Cosmonaut Nikolayev's Body Reported Hijacked By Politician
05/27/2004 - MSNBC.com: Russians to submit bill for spacewalk
04/19/2004 - MSNBC.com: NASA says no to 12-month space mission
03/14/2004 - MSNBC.com: Anxiety at NASA after Russian space chief replaced
11/21/2003 - MSNBC.com: Did Space Station Nearly Die The Day It Was Born?
08/10/2003 - MSNBC.com: Cosmonaut in world’s first space wedding
05/05/2003 - MSNBC.com: Software bug sent Soyuz off course / IEEE detailed report
09/09/2002 - Are Russian Space Bargains Really a Good Deal?
03/23/2001 - CNN.com: Miles O’Brien and Jim cover Mir’s fall to Earth

Jim: “Well, the Mir that's around me now, this model is full of ghosts of people who really pioneered the kind of things we need to do to get beyond earth orbit and into planetary flight. Now this whole spacecraft itself is a ghost, and maybe in that form, it'll travel much farther than even it did in real life, because it's going to be reminding us what can be done, what can be overcome, when it comes to facing the challenges of space.”

The transcript ends before, in the final seconds of Mir’s existence, Jim describes its
creaking, growing deceleration, wrap-around orange glow, internal water sloshing, and initial breakup – and concludes, “It would be a good time to beam me off, Mr. O’Brien.”

12/2000 - Spectrum: Russia's Infrastructure Decay
06/2000 - Review of Haimoff's "The Cosmonaut Coverup"
04/14/2000 - Galaxy Online: Violence in Russian Space Simulator
11/11/1999 - Speech on Russian partnership, Baker Institute, Houston
07/1999 - Spectrum: NASA Forced to Repair Unready FGB Launch
04&05/1999 - Secrets of Soyuz
04/1999 - Launchspace Magazine: Long-buried secrets of Soyuz near-disasters
03/1999 - Missing Plutonium from Mars-96 Probe
03/1999 - MISSILES FOR ALL: The New Global Threat
10/07/1998 - House Space Subcommittee hearings on "Bail-out for Russia"
                     -Opening Statement
10/1998 - James Oberg Testifies Before Congress
10/1998 - Cosmonaut Mansions at Star City
05/28/1998 - Space News: NASA Bungles Mir Misinformation
05/18/1998 - Space News: Handling Mir Misinformation
03/1997 - Consultant Report: Soyuz Landing Safety
11/18/1996 – yarchive: “Mars-96 Sleeps With The Fishes” initial discussions of fate of probe]
03/10/1996 - New Cosmonautical Orthography -- I.E., Spell Space Names Differently
1996: Gordon Feller's "dead cosmonaut" list is unbelievable
12/1994 - OMNI: Rocket Launching Caused Famous 1984 Soviet UFO
01/17/1994 - INSIGHT: “Russia, U.S. uneasy allies in space effort
07/1992 - OMNI: “Rockets keep falling on my head (USSR pollution)
12/1990 - The Nedelin Catastrophe: James Oberg's classic account of the greatest disaster in space history.
11/1990 - Spaceflight: Oberg's "Locker Room List" of Secret Cosmonauts
10/1990 - Inside Baikonur
06/04/1990 - NASA Contract: Survey of Russian EVA Maintenance Experience
06/1990 - Air&Space Magazine: "Inside Star City"
1990 - Sleuthing Soviet Space Secrets
1990 - Trouble In Star City: The beginning of the end of the Soviet Space Industry February
08/07/1989 - encyclopedia.com: Soviet shuttle program could be halted
1988 - The Bloody Border
1988 - Uncovering Soviet Disasters: Chapter on dead cosmonauts
03/1986 - Soviet Aerospace Disinformation
1981 - The Politics of the First Woman in Space (Tereshkova) - Excerpt from 'Red Star in Orbit' (PDF File)

 

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