konstantin eduardovich tsiolkovsky

Tsiolkovsky

[tsyawl-kawf-skee, -kof-; Russian tsuhl-kawf-skyee]
noun
Konstantin Eduardovich [kon-stuhn-teen ed-wahr-duh-vich; Russian kuhn-stuhn-tyeen e-doo-ahr-duh-vyich] , 1857–1935, Russian inventor and rocket expert.
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konstantin eduardovich tsiolkovsky

Russian research scientist in aeronautics and astronautics who pioneered rocket and space research and the development and use of wind tunnels for aerodynamic studies. He was also among the first to work out the theoretical problems of rocket travel in space

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