L308 Winter 2019 More Russian Aerospace Designs
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Jan. 22–Feb. 12
Instructor: Michael S. Moore
This course presents four independent lectures on Russian and Soviet aerospace design efforts:
Michael S. Moore
- The Mil Mi-24/-25/-35 HIND series of armed helicopter gunships, of wide use internationally and known as the “Devil’s Handcart.”
- The Ekranoplans, a series of wing in ground effect machines that astonished the Western naval world, best known for the “Caspian Sea Monster.”
- The N-1 space booster, the Soviets’ gigantic (and unsuccessful) attempt to beat the United States to the moon.
- Buran, the Soviets’ last-ditch effort to match the US space shuttle.
is a United States Air Force veteran, having served as a Russian intercept operator, and a retired CIA officer with extensive time overseas in his 33-year career. He has also worked for the Air Force Association as a policy analyst and volunteered with the National Air and Space Museum as a Russian-speaking behind-the-scenes assistant to the Russian aviation curator. He worked for 13 years as a contractor with the CIA World Factbook
, analyzing ground, naval, and air forces of the world.