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Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev (1925-2001, left), Soviet aircraft designer, and Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomei (1914-1984, right), Soviet rocket engineer. They are Deputies of the USSR Supreme Soviet, and are talking during a break in the USSR Supreme Soviet's fourth session (tenth convocation). Tupolev, the son of the famous aircraft pioneer Andrei Tupolev, worked on the world's first supersonic passenger jet, the Tupolev Tu-144. Chelomei worked on rockets following World War II, including early cruise missiles and ICBMs. He later worked on the Soviet space programme. Photographed in 1980, in Moscow, Russia.
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