Brian Harvey (author)
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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, Go Taikonauts! and Spaceflight, and for newspapers such as the Sunday Press and the Irish Independent. His 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, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Voice of America, China Television (Dialogue - ideas matter), BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 and BBC Northern Ireland. 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 has been interviewed for The Observer, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, Наша Газета (Nasha Gazeta) and The Hindu.
He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (FBIS) and has co-chaired its annual Sino-Russian forum for a number of years.
Harvey contributed to the review of space policy by the Department of Business and Skills[where?] 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.
He 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.
- 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 in space - the failed frontier? (2001)
- 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)
- Discovering the cosmos with small spacecraft - the US Explorer programme (2018)
- Opening chapter, Hiding in plain view in Cold war space sleuths - the untold secrets of the Soviet space program by Dominic Phelan (ed) (2013)
- Yuri Galperin, Cosmos 5 and Starfish in Lev Zelenyi & Tatiana Mulyarchik (eds): Yuri Galperin. Moscow, Institute for Space Research/Russian Academy of Sciences, published in Russian as Юрий Галперин, Космос 5 и Starfish: Юрий Ильич Галперин - 80лет со дня рожения - Рассказы Друзей, Коллег, Учеников. ИКИ, Москва, (2012)
- 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.
- Audio interview on the Chinese moon program on Voice of America 22 May 201 8.
- Audio interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the Chang e 4 lunar landing (14 December 2018)
- Full list of publications including book chapters.
- On Dublin South 93.9 FM. Speaking at the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. A look back at the USSR/USA space race.