Sergei Korolev with the BICh-8 glider in Moscow in 1931. Credit: Natalya Koroleva. (241)

Sergei Korolev with the BICh-8 glider in Moscow in 1931. Credit: Natalya Koroleva. (241)

Korolev

Korolev

For a brief moment of history, American, British and Soviet pioneers of rocketry met in Germany, during trial launches of the V-2 rocket near Hamburg in 1945. Korolev (far right) was not officially invited by the allies, but showed up anyway with the Soviet delegation, however he had to watch the launch from the behind the fence. (18)(241)

For a brief moment of history, American, British and Soviet pioneers of rocketry met in Germany, during trial launches of the V-2 rocket near Hamburg in 1945. Korolev (far right) was not officially invited by the allies, but showed up anyway with the Soviet delegation, however he had to watch the launch from the behind the fence. (18)(241)

Prison mugshot of Korolev, his darkest hour during Stalin's terror in 1938. Credit: Natalya Koroleva. (241)

Prison mugshot of Korolev, his darkest hour during Stalin's terror in 1938. Credit: Natalya Koroleva. (241)

Korolev with one of the dogs launched on rockets in Kapustin Yar.

Korolev with one of the dogs launched on rockets in Kapustin Yar.

Sergei Korolev: the rocket genius behind Yuri Gagarin | Science | The Guardian

Sergei Korolev: the rocket genius behind Yuri Gagarin

Sergei Korolev: the rocket genius behind Yuri Gagarin | Science | The Guardian

Area 51:Alleged to be Stalin’s secret UFO study team are (standing left to right) Sergei Korolev, chief missile designer and inventor of Sputnik; Igor Kurchatov, father of Russia’s atomic bomb; and Mstislav Keldysh, mathematician, theoretician, and space pioneer.

"Chief Designer" Korolev (left) with "father of the Soviet atomic bomb" Igor Kurchatov (centre) and "Chief Theoretician" Mstislav Keldysh (right), 1956

SRL16704a 50th memorial anniversary of Sergei Korolev (Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Soyuz spacecraft; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) and Sputnik 2; Sergei Korolev (1907–1966) with Sputnik model; Luna 2 spacecraft)

memorial anniversary of Sergei Korolev (Sergei Korolev and Soyuz spacecraft; Sergei Korolev and Sputnik Sergei Korolev with Sputnik model;

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.

The biography of Sergei Korolev by Anatoly Zak

Znaczek: Vessel "Akademik Sergei Korolev" (ZSRR) (Scientific research fleet of USSR) Mi:SU 5015,Yt:SU 4753

Znaczek: Vessel "Akademik Sergei Korolev" (ZSRR) (Scientific research fleet of USSR) Mi:SU 5015,Yt:SU 4753

Sergei Korolev, Soviet rocket scientist

Sergei Korolev, Soviet rocket scientist

10/4/1957  Sputnik launched      http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sputnik-launched?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-1004-10042016&om_rid=215826f0296d5a613dbe23a2c91db60ff30e199744e52a41fa14a8f207616902&om_mid=95918062&kx_EmailCampaignID=7414&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-1004-10042016&kx_EmailRecipientID=215826f0296d5a613dbe23a2c91db60ff30e199744e52a41fa14a8f207616902

historicaltimes: “Sergei Korolev, the lead Soviet rocket engineer during the Space Race, constructing Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, ”

Sergei P. Korolev

Sergei P. Korolev

Rocket scientist Sergei Korolev during the flight of Vostok 1, the first ever manned spaceflight in the ship he designed.

Rocket scientist Sergei Korolev during the flight of Vostok the first ever manned spaceflight in the ship he designed.

Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Soviet scientist, designer Sergei Korolev

Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Soviet scientist, designer Sergei Korolev

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