According to Wikipedia:

During 1985-1986 a popular science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi published a science fiction story Way to Earth accompanied by programs for B3-34 that could be used to simulate a particular segment of Moon-Earth journey from the story.

For example, according to Google translate of Way to Earth (the translation explains the story and is already fascinating to read), there are subjects such as Lagrange, aerodynamic braking, mascons, and more.

I wonder whether any translations exist of this story: I would like to discover the space navigation math that was used in these stories.

I think this page is the first of the complete set, which would make 1985/6 the first magazine and 1986/8 the last.

As a (possible) side issue, "Lunolet" seems to be related, and could be some kind of lander software/game, search for a similar named SF project (a small C/console program). (I can't post more interesting links because "you need at least 10 reputation to post more than 2 links" ...)

(By the way, the graphic art in these TM magazines are gorgeous.)

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    I checked and so far, there doesn't appear to be ANY translations that can be found on Google. There's a bunch of programs available from that project though (the Lunolyot thing you mentioned). I tried assorted keywords related to title, various author spellings, and key characters. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 19 '15 at 16:51
  • Incidentally, you now have the rep you need to post those interesting links =) – Jason Baker Oct 19 '15 at 17:05
  • For example, a C implementation: sourceforge.net/projects/lunolet – FuzzyBoots Oct 19 '15 at 17:22
  • well the Lunolet SF project was one of those links, but unfortunately I don't rememer the other ones for now. – axd Oct 21 '15 at 9:24
  • I wish I could see this question added to the space.stackexchange, but it was forcibly migrated to here (SF & fantasy). The information I really want to keep together with this question can be found at "The most popular Soviet calculator" at SOVIET CALCULATORS HISTORY As a result, it is very likely this comment will be deleted, but please help me keep this info together... Again, this question belongs primarily on space.stackexchange because it's all about the science and maths behind the translation, rather than "SF." or a translation. – axd Mar 6 '16 at 10:03

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