A few good Soviet men

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One evening late in 1956, Sergei Korolev and his OKB-1 Deputy Chief Designer Konstantin Bushuyev were enjoying a rare night of relaxation, having a pleasant but thoughtful discussion with their chief engineering theoretician Mikhail Tikhonravov on the possibilities of one day sending a man into space. As Vladimir Yazdovsky, founder of Soviet space biomedicine would later recall, “Their mental indulgence was contagious, and soon we were all dreaming about putting a human being on top of a sounding rocket” [1].


Steklov Institute Launch Vehicle Design Bureau Chief Designer Acceleration Thrust 
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