Yuri Kondratyuk biography

Yuri Kondratyuk

Scientist, Inventor

1897 – 1942

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Who was Yuri Kondratyuk?

Yuriy Vasilievich Kondratyuk, real name Aleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, was a Soviet engineer and mathematician. He is a pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight, a theoretician and a visionary who, in the early 20th century, developed the first known Lunar Orbit Rendezvous, a key concept for landing and return spaceflight from Earth to the Moon. The LOR was later used for the plotting of the first actual human spaceflight to the Moon. Many other aspects of spaceflight and space exploration are covered in his works.

Kondratyuk made his scientific discoveries in circumstances of war, repetitious persecutions from authorities and serious illnesses.

"Yuriy Kondratyuk" is a stolen identity under which the author was hiding after the Russian revolution and became known to the scientific community.

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Born
Jun 21, 1897
Poltava
Also known as
  • Aleksandr Gnatovich Shargei
  • Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians
Nationality
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russian Empire
  • Ukraine
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University
    Engineering
Lived in
  • Novosibirsk
Died
1942
Kaluga Oblast

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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