Russia 2012 Fridrihs Canders (Friedrich Zander), Space Theorist and Rocket Scientist

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 9th August 2012
  • one value
  • Design: A Yakovlev
  • Printed by: Goznak, in sheets of 15 (3 x 5)
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30mmm x width 42mm
  • Perforations: 12.4 x 12

Friedrich Zander (Fridrihs Canders), 1887-1933, Latvian Space Flight Theorist and Rocket Scientist
13r ~ potrait of the Latvian physicist and engineer, diagram (after his patent filed 1919 for a winged rocket), celestial bodies
Zander theorised about space travel (eg need for and means of life support, means of safe re-entry to the earth's atmosphere), designed the first successful Soviet rocket engines, including the OR-2 for the GIRD-10 which flew successfully November 1933 (after his death)

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