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Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii

Konstantin Tsiolkovskii, USSR Scientist, space researcher.

Background

  • Tsiolkovskii, Konstantin was born in 1857 in near Riazan’. Son of a forester.

  • Career

    • Became completely deaf at the age of 9, which isolated him from his surroundings and concentrated his mind on the problems of space and science. Mathematics teacher at provincial secondary schools (Borovsk, Kaluga), 1877-1927. Self-taught expert in astronomy, biology and chemistry.

      Pioneer of research into problems of aviation and space travel, suggesting metal airships and airplanes in the late 1890s, and the exploration of the expanses of the universe with jet-propelled instruments in 1903 (the theoretical idea of space-rockets). Regarded as the father of space exploration in the USSR, though his prophetic visions were only theoretical.

    Religion

    Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.

    Views

    Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

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    Born 1857
    Died September 19, 1935
    (aged 78)
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