Elon Musk Mets With the Grandson and Great-grandson of Serhii Korolev, Ukrainian Engineer

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Elon Musk, the American entrepreneur and founder of aerospace company SpaceX, has invited the family of famed rocket scientist Sergei Korolev to visit his operations in the United States

“Our thanks go to Elon's team for an impressive tour of SpaceX and the opportunity to see with our own eyes the assembly of engines, rockets and Crew Dragon,” wrote Andrшш Korolev on the FaceBook.

Serhii Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966Ukrainian scientist and chief designer in the field of rocketry and astronautics. He was the chief designer of the first launch vehicles, artificial earth satellites, manned spacecraft, the founder of practical cosmonautics. It was under his leadership that a rocket was created that sent the first man into space orbit, Yuri Gagarin. Serhii Korolev was born in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine. He is considered the founder of practical cosmonautics, it was under his leadership that the first artificial Earth satellite was launched, the first launch vehicles were created, and the first flight and manned spacewalk were carried out.

In 2020, Musk tweeted that he spoke to the Korolev family and added that "he was one of the best." And on the 114th anniversary of the birth of the aircraft designer, he once again spoke warmly about him.

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