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posted 06-07-2013 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Cover of the Week, Week 217 (June 8, 2013)

Space Cover #217: Rocket pioneer Friedrich Tsander

The above Space Cover of the Week commemorates the 90th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Tsander. Tsander was a Baltic German pioneer of rocketry and spaceflight in the Russion empire and Soviet Union.

He designed the first liquid fueled rocket to be launched in the Soviet Union, GIRD-X and made many important theoretical contributions to the road to space.

Tributes to Tsander include the naming of a crater on the moon after him and the street in Riga where his family home was located was named after him.

John Macco
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 06-10-2013 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, Tsander belonged to the German speaking population there, so the correct spelling in German would be Zander.

Funny enough, the Latvians are now spelling him the Latvian way, so he becomes Frīdrihs Canders there...

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