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Sergey Korolyov

Engineer from Russia,Soviet Union

Sergey Korolyov Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Russian: Серге́й Па́влович Королёв, Ukrainian: Сергі́й Па́влович Корольо́в, Serhiy Pavlovych Korolov, also transliterated as Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov; born 12 January [O.S. 30 December 1906] 1907 in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (now Ukraine); died 14 January 1966 in Moscow, USSR) was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics. Although Korolev was trained as an aircraft designer, his greatest strengths proved to be in design integration, organization and strategic planning. Arrested for alleged mismanagement of funds (he spent the money on unsuccessful experiments with rocket devices), he was imprisoned in 1938 for almost six years, including some months in a Kolyma labour camp. Following his release, he became a recognized rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet ICBM program. He was then appointed to lead the Soviet space program, made Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences, overseeing the early successes of the Sputnik and Vostok projects. By the time he died  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Серге́й Па́влович Королёв,Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov,Сергі́й Па́влович Корольо́в,Serhiy Pavlovych Korolov,Sergei Korolev,Sergei Pavlovich Korolev
Date of birth
1907-01-12
Place of birth
Zhytomyr
Nationality
Russia,Soviet Union
Parents
Paul Yakovlevich Korolyov, Maria Nikolaevna Moskalenko
Spouse(s)
Xenia Vincentini Nina Ivanovna Kotenkova
Children
Natasha Korolev
Profession
Aerospace Engineer, Scientist, Engineer

Education

Institution From To
Kiev Polytechnic Institute 1924
Moscow State Technical University 1926

Death

Date of death
1966-01-14
Cause of death
Surgical complications,Cancer
Place of death
Moscow

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