Anatoly Zak

Anatoly Zak – writer and illustrator specialized in the history of space exploration. Native of Russia, he attended School of Journalism at Moscow State University. Upon moving to the United States, he earned journalism degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is a publisher of RussianSpaceWeb.com, a unique and unmatched online resource for news, historical information, photography and imagery on space program in the former USSR. Zak also contributed reporting, illustrations and commentary on space to BBC, the Air & Space Smithsonian, CNN and many other mass media organizations around the world. His computer visualizations were used by NASA, European Space Agency and their major contractors including Boeing and Alenia among many others. Back in Moscow, he worked as a contributing editor for the Astronomy and Cosmonautics series of Moscow Polytech Society and later as an aviation and space reporter for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the first independent daily in Russia. He visited all leading Russian space centers including Baikonur Cosmodrome and interviewed many legendary personalities in the Soviet space program, including Boris Chertok and Alexei Leonov.

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