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Soviet Space CultureMemories of Space and Spaces of Memory

Soviet Space Culture: Memories of Space and Spaces of Memory [Memories of the space age occupy a prominent place in contemporary Russian culture. In the year 2007 alone, the Russians celebrated the 150th anniversary of the space visionary Konstantin Tsiolkovskii, the 120th anniversary of the Soviet rocketry pioneer Fridrikh Tsander, and the 50th anniversaries of the first intercontinental ballistic missile (R-7) and of the Sputnik launch on top of the same rocket. However, the most spectacular were the celebrations of the centennial of the legendary Chief Designer Sergei Korolev, whose historical persona tied together all the other commemorations: Tsiolkovskii (see Figure 8.1) 8.1K. E. Tsiolkovskii (Matchbox label)8.2F. A. Tsander (Matchbox label) was remembered largely as someone who inspired Korolev, Tsander (see Figure 8.2) was remembered as Korolev’s mentor: the R-7 missile was designed by Korolev, and Korolev was also responsible for the launch of Sputnik and of all the first Soviet cosmonauts from 1961 to 1965. Korolev has been the main protagonist of almost any historical narrative of the Soviet space programme.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Soviet Space CultureMemories of Space and Spaces of Memory

Editors: Maurer, Eva; Richers, Julia; Rüthers, Monica; Scheide, Carmen
Soviet Space Culture — Nov 22, 2015

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
ISBN
978-1-349-32437-8
Pages
85 –102
DOI
10.1057/9780230307049_8
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Memories of the space age occupy a prominent place in contemporary Russian culture. In the year 2007 alone, the Russians celebrated the 150th anniversary of the space visionary Konstantin Tsiolkovskii, the 120th anniversary of the Soviet rocketry pioneer Fridrikh Tsander, and the 50th anniversaries of the first intercontinental ballistic missile (R-7) and of the Sputnik launch on top of the same rocket. However, the most spectacular were the celebrations of the centennial of the legendary Chief Designer Sergei Korolev, whose historical persona tied together all the other commemorations: Tsiolkovskii (see Figure 8.1) 8.1K. E. Tsiolkovskii (Matchbox label)8.2F. A. Tsander (Matchbox label) was remembered largely as someone who inspired Korolev, Tsander (see Figure 8.2) was remembered as Korolev’s mentor: the R-7 missile was designed by Korolev, and Korolev was also responsible for the launch of Sputnik and of all the first Soviet cosmonauts from 1961 to 1965. Korolev has been the main protagonist of almost any historical narrative of the Soviet space programme.]

Published: Nov 22, 2015

Keywords: Space Programme; Design Bureau; Cultural Memory; Space Industry; Chief Designer

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