AcknowledgementsA special thanks to the many scientists who helped me to gather information and data for my investigation. My friend, Vladimir G. Kurt, especially opened the door for me by generously giving of his time. Russian scientists who have helped include: Alexander Basilevsky, Yuri Gektin, Viktor Kerzhanovich, Sergei Khrushchev, Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Leonid Ksanfomality, Vladimir Kurt, Arkady Kuzmin, Leonid Lazutin, Igor Lissov, Mikhail Marov, Vasily Moroz, Basil Pivovarov, Eduard Projdakov, Oleg Rzhiga, Arnold Selivanov, Vladimir, Semenov, Kseniya Shapkina, Kira Shingareva, Valerii Styazhkin, Yuri Surkov, Alexander Zaitsev and Alexander Zakharov.
Western experts who have helped include: Michael Allison, Andrew J. Ball, Richard Braastad, James Burke, Don Davis, Karl Dodenhoff, Michael Dorffler, Peter Ford, Steve Gabriel, Slava Gerovitch, David Grinspoon, Allan Harvey, Jim Head, Sven Grahn, Phil Karn, Sven Knudson, Piotr Masek, James Oberg, Steve Pratt, Christopher Russell, Andy Salmon, Asif Siddiqi, Ed Stone, Phil Stooke, Ted Stryk, Fred Taylor, Larry Travis, Paolo Ulivi, Adrienne Wasserman, Dave Williams, and Anatoly Zak.
Web Sites of Special InterestDon Davis, Space Images
Sven Grahn, Sven's Space Place
Asif Siddiqi, Soviet Web Space
VideoCosmos and Novosti Kosmonavtiki
Mark Wade, Encyclodedia Astronautica
Dr. David R. Williams, Chronology of Lunar and Planetary Exploration
Anatoly Zak, Russian Space Web
Russian Space Institutes
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