Sergei Korolyov, aged six

Sergei Korolyov, aged six

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Caption: Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov (1907-1966), Soviet rocket scientist, photographed at the age of six. Korolyov studied aviation in Moscow, and in his late teens designed and built gliders as a hobby. After developing an interest in rocketry, Korolyov formed the Moscow Group for the Study of Reactive Motion who, in 1933, launched the USSR's first liquid-fueled rocket. He was arrested during Stalin's purges but, his importance being recognised, was allowed to continue his research. After the Second World War he was released and set to work developing rockets, both for space exploration and military use. His spacecraft designs included the first satellite, Sputnik-1, and the first manned flight, Vostok 1, as well as several military strategic missiles. Photographed in 1913.

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