Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Scientist, Academic

1857 – 1935

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Who was Konstantin Tsiolkovsky?

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory. Along with his followers, the German Hermann Oberth and the American Robert H. Goddard, he is considered to be one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. His works later inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers such as Sergey Korolyov and Valentin Glushko and contributed to the success of the Soviet space program.

Tsiolkovsky spent most of his life in a log house on the outskirts of Kaluga, about 200 km southwest of Moscow. A recluse by nature, he appeared strange and bizarre to his fellow townsfolk.

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Born
Sep 17, 1857
Spassky District, Ryazan Oblast
Also known as
  • Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky
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  • Russian
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  • Soviet Union
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Died
Sep 19, 1935
Kaluga

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on July 23, 2013

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