Fridrikh Tsander, rocket pioneer

Fridrikh Tsander, rocket pioneer

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Caption: Fridrikh Tsander (1887-1933), Baltic German rocket pioneer and engineer. Also called Friedrich Zander, he was born in Latvia, and did most of his work in Moscow. Tsander designed the first Soviet liquid-fuel rocket, which first flew in 1933. He died the same year from typhoid fever. Along with the renowned scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, he proposed the idea of the use of huge solar sails to power spacecraft. He was also one of the first to consider the possibility of space stations in Earth orbit. Photographed in 1920, in Russia.

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