By Robert Godwin
A small steel sphere weighing a bit greater than eighty three kilograms was once positioned into an elliptical orbit by way of the strong R-7 rocket. It was once might be some of the most major moments in human background. The date was once October 4th 1957 and the sector used to be referred to as Sputnik. whilst the world's first synthetic satellite tv for pc sped around the evening skies the impression used to be far-reaching and profound. not just used to be this sincerely one of many nice medical achievements of the trendy age however it was once additionally a catalyst which might propel the U.S. out of its post-War lethargy. The Political importance of the lift-capability of the R-7 rocket aroused the attentions of the West whereas irrevocably changing the face of human background. the gap Age had started. the tale of the R-7 rocket and its many offspring is one that nonetheless is still a secret within the West. Now within the post-Cold conflict period the amazing accomplishments of the engineers of Rocket & house company Energia are ultimately attaining keen readers within the West. The pages inside of comprise a pictorial checklist encompassing the complete historical past of the Russian house programme, from its inception on the finish of global conflict II to the current day. The sheer wealth of unique and sturdy expertise is a testomony to the ingenuity of a extraordinary humans and provides a special glimpse a the way forward for the ancient partnership among East and West. released for the 1st time thoroughly in English, Rocket & house company Energia positive aspects infrequent photographs and diagrams together with: Sputnik - Yuri Gagarin's Vostok tablet - the world's first house Stations - the large lunar rocket N1 - Russia's interplanetary probes and the Buran trip.
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Bulychev,A. G. V. Keldysh, S. P. Korolev (technical manager),V. M. Rjabikov (chairman of the commission), M. I. Nedelin, G. N. V. P. V. P. Barmin, (second row) M. S. Rjazansky, K. N. A. Piljugin, S. VIadimirsky, and V. I. Kuznetsov. ROCKET AND SPACE CORPORATION ENERGIA 37 The launch vehicle with the first EAS immediately following liftoff. The prototype of the first EAS and its shroud in the RSCE museum. 38 The Legacy of S. P. 3 kg. The dog Laika was the passenger aboard the satellite. Laika before boarding the special EAS compartment.
The container for the first EAS. 36 The Legacy of S. P. Korolev The Sputnik launch vehicle was designed on the basis of the R-7 rocket. The state commission on Earth's first artificial satellite launch (first row, from left to right): G. R. Udarov, IT. Bulychev,A. G. V. Keldysh, S. P. Korolev (technical manager),V. M. Rjabikov (chairman of the commission), M. I. Nedelin, G. N. V. P. V. P. Barmin, (second row) M. S. Rjazansky, K. N. A. Piljugin, S. VIadimirsky, and V. I. Kuznetsov. ROCKET AND SPACE CORPORATION ENERGIA 37 The launch vehicle with the first EAS immediately following liftoff.
47 48 The Legacy of S. P. Korolev Venera-3 (3MV-3 No. I). Pennants delivered by the Venera-3 automatic station to the surface of Venus. ROCKET AND SPACE CORPORATION ENERGIA 49 Onset of Manned Flight The Vostok-1 spacecraft (IKP). The Vostok three-stage launch vehicle consisted of a modified R-7 rocket and an E rocket unit with the spacecraft. The Vostok spacecraft on the carriage in the shop. Integration of the E rocket unit with the Vostok spacecraft. 50 The legacy of S. P. Korolev Transportation of the Vostok launch vehicle with the Vostok (first manned) spacecraft to the launch complex.