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Images Dated 3rd March 2005

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Valentin Glushko, Soviet scientist Featured 3 Mar 2005 Image

Valentin Glushko, Soviet scientist

Valentin Glushko (1908-1989), Soviet rocket scientist. Glushko was one of the most important scientists in the development of the Soviet space programme. His early years after graduation were spent experimenting on liquid-fuelled rocket engines, largely without success. In 1938 he was arrested in one of Stalin's purges but, as with so many scientists, allowed to continue his work in prison. He was released before the end of the Second World War and, with the Cold War beginning, enjoyed the vast resources given to rocket research. The engines he designed powered all of the early Soviet space missions, including the first manned orbit of the Earth, in Vostok 1

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Comet Arend-Roland, 1957 Featured 3 Mar 2005 Image

Comet Arend-Roland, 1957

Comet Arend-Roland, May 2, 1957. This comet, discovered on November 8 1956 reached perihelion (closest point to the Sun) at 0.32 AU (astronomical units, 1 AU = Earth to Sun distance) on April 8, 1957. Its closest point to the Sun was 0.57 AU, 2 weeks later, when it reached a maximum brightness of magnitude -1

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Aleksei Isayev, Soviet engineer Featured 3 Mar 2005 Image

Aleksei Isayev, Soviet engineer

Aleksei Isayev (1908-1971), Soviet engineer and rocket scientist. Isayev began his career in aviation. He used engineering qualifications to design the undercarriages for bombers. During the Second World War he was tasked with developing a rocket-powered fighter plane, the BI. With no real Russian experience of working with rockets, the design had to start from scratch. But by the end of the war Isayev was sufficiently knowledgeable to be sent to acquire German rocket technology. After the war he developed engines for surface-to- air and submarine-based missiles

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