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Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii

Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory

1857   -   1935

country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, Soviet Union
language of expression: Russian
educated at: Vyatka men's gymnasium
occupation: aerospace engineer, mathematician, inventor, writer, science fiction writer, physicist, philosopher, astronomer, scientist, cosmologist, teacher
award received: Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of Saint Anna, 3rd class, Order of Saint Stanislaus, 3rd class
influenced by: Jules Verne

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Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (Russian: Константин Эдуардович Циолковский; 17 September [O.S. 5 September] 1857 – 19 September 1935), was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist who pioneered astronautic theory. Along with the Frenchman Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Transylvanian German Hermann Oberth and the American Robert H. Goddard, he is considered one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics. His works later inspired leading Soviet rocket-engineers such as Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko and contributed to the success of the Soviet space-program. Tsiolkovsky spent most of his life in a log house on the outskirts of Kaluga, about 200 km (120 mi) southwest of Moscow. A recluse by nature, his unusual habits made him seem bizarre to his fellow townsfolk.
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