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I visited the statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in Saint Petersburg a few weeks ago. The street it’s on also bears his name. It was being repaired at the time, hence the tape around it. The sculptor didn’t make the bottom half of his body as detailed as the top and it looks like an old man with a blanket on his lap, not quite the image of a great scientist and inventor dreaming of going into space.

oldrussia:

A great scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1934

oldrussia:

A great scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1934

itsfullofstars:

155 years ago, on September 17, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, was born in the Russian province. One of his famous sayings goes: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever”. Long before the beginning of the space era this Great Russian scientist derived a formula for space rockets’ overcoming the earth’s gravity. More.
Source: Roscosmos Facebook page.

itsfullofstars:

155 years ago, on September 17, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, was born in the Russian province. One of his famous sayings goes: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever”. Long before the beginning of the space era this Great Russian scientist derived a formula for space rockets’ overcoming the earth’s gravity. More.

Source: Roscosmos Facebook page.

relishinrussia:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), pioneer of astronautics. Derived the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation and made a significant contribution to the Soviet Space Program; in addition to his exploration of the earth sciences and biology.

relishinrussia:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), pioneer of astronautics. Derived the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation and made a significant contribution to the Soviet Space Program; in addition to his exploration of the earth sciences and biology.

crookedindifference:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a founding father of space exploration science.

crookedindifference:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a founding father of space exploration science.

scanzen:

Návrh kosmické lodi - Podle K.E. Ciolkovského. C1963.Spacecraft design - According to Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. Czechoslovak matchbox label.

scanzen:

Návrh kosmické lodi - Podle K.E. Ciolkovského. C1963.

Spacecraft design - According to Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. Czechoslovak matchbox label.

zolotoivek:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky with the writer Konstantin Altaisky, Kaluga, 1931.

zolotoivek:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky with the writer Konstantin Altaisky, Kaluga, 1931.

scanzen:

Ciolkovszkij elméleti munkássága eredményeként Koroljov és kutatócsoportja irányításával elkészült és 1933-ban magasba emelkedett a GIRD-X jlezésű kísérleti rakéta. A Magyar Néphadsereg kártyanaptára a szovjet űrkutatás eredményeiről, 1979. Grafikus: Gönczi Béla.As a result of Tsiolkovsky’s theoretical work, Korolev (the future leader of the Soviet space program) and his research team launched the GIRD-X, the first hybrid-fueled rocket in 1933. Hungarian card calendar by the People’s Army, 1979. Artwork: Bela Gönczi.

scanzen:

Ciolkovszkij elméleti munkássága eredményeként Koroljov és kutatócsoportja irányításával elkészült és 1933-ban magasba emelkedett a GIRD-X jlezésű kísérleti rakéta. A Magyar Néphadsereg kártyanaptára a szovjet űrkutatás eredményeiről, 1979. Grafikus: Gönczi Béla.


As a result of Tsiolkovsky’s theoretical work, Korolev (the future leader of the Soviet space program) and his research team launched the GIRD-X, the first hybrid-fueled rocket in 1933. Hungarian card calendar by the People’s Army, 1979. Artwork: Bela Gönczi.

Another from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, a drawing of people floating in weightlessness.

Another from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, a drawing of people floating in weightlessness.

From Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, drawings of cosmonauts on a spacewalk. It looks like they’re attached with phone cords.

From Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, drawings of cosmonauts on a spacewalk. It looks like they’re attached with phone cords.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky looking cool while thinking about rockets

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky looking cool while thinking about rockets

Another from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, a drawing of people floating while looking at stars through a window.

Another from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”, a drawing of people floating while looking at stars through a window.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s drawing of an astronaut in a space suit using an airlock. From his 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s drawing of an astronaut in a space suit using an airlock. From his 1933 paper “Album of Space Travel”

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian spaceflight pioneer. His theories were used by Sergei Korolyov and other Soviet space program engineers.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian spaceflight pioneer. His theories were used by Sergei Korolyov and other Soviet space program engineers.


Chronicling the adventures of Soviet and Russian cosmonauts

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