Brian Harvey (author)
Brian Harvey (born 1953) is a space writer, author and broadcaster who lives in Dublin, Ireland. He has written articles on spaceflight from the 1970s in such magazines as Orbit, Astronomy and Space and Spaceflight and for newspapers such as the Sunday Press and the Irish Independent. Other articles have been published in Astronomy Now, Space Quarterly, Space Policy, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Zenit and Quest. He has broadcast on the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, BBC Northern Ireland and RTÉ Irish radio and television. He has contributed to films by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Mir), Danish television (closed ecological systems) and Australian television (the H-II Japanese rocket), subsequently shown on the Discovery channel. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (FBIS).
He contributed to the review of space policy by the Department of Business and Skills that led to the establishment of the UK Space Agency (UKSA). In 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight, he opened the UK Yuri Gagarin exhibition in Edinburgh, organized by the Princess Dashkova Centre of the University of Edinburgh. Brian Harvey holds a primary degree in History and Political Science from Dublin University (Trinity College) and a MA in economic and social history from University College Dublin.
He has written several books on the space programme.
- Race into space - a history of the Soviet space programme (1988)
- The new Russian space programme - from competition to collaboration (1996)
- Russian in space - the failed frontier? also published in Korean (2001)
- Rebirth of the Russian Space programme (2007)
- Soviet lunar exploration, also published in Chinese (2007)
- Soviet planetary exploration (2007)
- Russian space probes (with Olga Zakutnyaya) (2011)
- The Chinese Space Programme - from conception to manned spaceflight (2004)
- Two roads into space - the Japanese and Indian space programmes (1999)
- Emerging space powers (with Theo Pirard and Henk Smid) (2010)
- Europe's space programme (2003)(editor)
- Space exploration annual[permanent dead link], (2007)(editor)
- Space exploration annual 2008 (with David Harland)
- China in Space, (2013)
- China's Space Program - Guardian Book Review
- Race to the Moon CBC News
- An interview in Russian on Voice of Russia. This link uses Google Translate
- Audio interview with Brian Harvey on the Chinese Space program on Astrotalkuk.org June 2012
- An interview of Neil Armstrong by Brian Harvey This audio interview took place when Neil Armstrong was in Dublin, Ireland to receive an honorary degree from Dublin University (Trinity College) to mark the American bicentennial, 4 July 1976. The interview was on 'Trinity Radio' a campus radio station which was licensed to make a first, experimental broadcast for a week. The interviewers are Brian Harvey, Jonathan Haughton and Catherine McCaul.