Sergei Korolev designed the entire Soviet rocket program. But nobody knew his name until after he died

The First Manned Space Flight Was the Rocket Designer’s Victory as Much as Yuri Gagarin’s

Sergei Korolev designed the entire Soviet rocket program. But nobody knew his name until after he died

RUSSIAN SPACE FIRSTS ~ Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966) is widely regarded as the founder of the Soviet space program. He  led the development of the world's first ballistic missile, known today as the R-7, which became a base for a long-lasting family of space boosters, carrying Russian cosmonauts into orbit for decades to come.

RUSSIAN SPACE FIRSTS ~ Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966) is widely regarded as the founder of the Soviet space program. He led the development of the world's first ballistic missile, known today as the R-7, which became a base for a long-lasting family of space boosters, carrying Russian cosmonauts into orbit for decades to come.

Area 51:Alleged to be Stalin’s secret UFO study team are (standing left to right) Sergei Korolev, chief missile designer and inventor of Sputnik; Igor Kurchatov, father of Russia’s atomic bomb; and Mstislav Keldysh, mathematician, theoretician, and space pioneer.

Area 51:Alleged to be Stalin’s secret UFO study team are (standing left to right) Sergei Korolev, chief missile designer and inventor of Sputnik; Igor Kurchatov, father of Russia’s atomic bomb; and Mstislav Keldysh, mathematician, theoretician, and space pioneer.

Profile: Sergei Korolev Sergei Korolev spent an illustrious career unknown to both his fellow countrymen and to the outside

Profile: Sergei Korolev Sergei Korolev spent an illustrious career unknown to both his fellow countrymen and to the outside

SRL16704a 50th memorial anniversary of Sergei Korolev (Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Soyuz spacecraft; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Sputnik 2; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) with Sputnik model; Luna 2 spacecraft)

SRL16704a 50th memorial anniversary of Sergei Korolev (Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Soyuz spacecraft; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Sputnik 2; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) with Sputnik model; Luna 2 spacecraft)

Sergei Korolev (1906 - 1966) Rocket Designer, Engineer, Space Pioneer. He was the head of the Soviet Space Program during the 1950s and 1960s, overseeing the Sputnik, Luna, Verena, Vostok and Soyuz space missions.

Sergei Korolev (1906 - 1966) Rocket Designer, Engineer, Space Pioneer. He was the head of the Soviet Space Program during the 1950s and 1960s, overseeing the Sputnik, Luna, Verena, Vostok and Soyuz space missions.

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Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Soviet scientist, designer Sergei Korolev

Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Soviet scientist, designer Sergei Korolev

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