Korolyov and friends with glider, 1930s

Korolyov and friends with glider, 1930s

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Caption: Korolyov and friends with glider. Future Soviet rocket engineer Sergey Korolyov (1907-1966, third from left) standing in front of a glider in the early 1930s while on holiday with friends. Korolyov studied aviation in the 1920s, moving into rocketry in the 1930s. He would later become the chief Soviet rocket designer in the 1950s and 1960s during the space race. Photographed in Kocktebel, in the Crimea region of the Ukraine, in the 1930s.

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