Sergei Korolev biography

Sergei Korolev

Scientist, Inventor

1907 – 1966

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Who was Sergei Korolev?

Sergei Pavlovich Korolev was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics.

Although Korolev was trained as an aircraft designer, his greatest strengths proved to be in design integration, organization and strategic planning. Arrested for alleged mismanagement of funds, he was imprisoned in 1938 for almost six years, including some months in a Kolyma labour camp. Following his release, he became a recognized rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet ICBM program. He was then appointed to lead the Soviet space program, made Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences, overseeing the early successes of the Sputnik and Vostok projects. By the time he died unexpectedly in 1966, his plans to compete with the United States to be the first nation to land a man on the Moon had begun to be implemented.

Famous Quotes:

  • Soon all of us will go to moon on trade union holidays

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Born
Jan 12, 1907
Zhytomyr
Also known as
  • Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov
  • Сергі́й Па́влович Корольо́в
  • Serhiy Pavlovych Korolov
  • Серге́й Па́влович Королёв
  • Sergei Pavlovich Korolev
  • Sergei P. Korolev
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians
  • Russian
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Kiev Polytechnic Institute
    (1924 - )
  • Moscow State Technical University
    (1926 - )
Employment
  • PlayMotion
Lived in
  • Odessa
  • Moscow
  • Nizhyn
Died
Jan 14, 1966
Moscow
Resting place
Kremlin Wall Necropolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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