Sergei Korolev, Soviet rocket scientist

Sergei Korolev, Soviet rocket scientist

H411/0226 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature 50 Years Of Sputnik 1


Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Sergei Korolev (1907-1966), pioneering Soviet rocket scientist. Korolev studied aviation in Moscow, and in his late teens designed and built gliders as a hobby. After developing an interest in rocketry, Korolev 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 most famous projects were Sputnik 1 (1957), the first artificial satellite and Vostock 1 (1961), which carried the first man into space.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 20th century, adult, black-and-white, caucasian, dead, engineer, engineering, historical, history, human, male, man, monochrome, outside, physical, physicist, physics, portrait, portraits, rocket science, rocket scientist, rocketry, russian, scientist, sergei korolev, sergei korolyov, soviet, soviet union, space race, sputnik 1, surname k, ussr, vostok 1, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.