Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Ukrainian: Сергі́й Па́влович Корольо́в, 12 January 1907 – 14 January 1966) was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s & 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics. Born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
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.
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Soviet rocket-scientist Sergei Korolev and the dog Laika, the first living creature to be sent into outer space. Laika was placed in the nose-cone of the R-7 rocket and died six hours after being launched into orbit.
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.