Yuri Kondratyuk - the seer of spaceflight courses

1Borodenkov, AM, 1Volkov, NV, 1Dormidontov, AG, 1Stegniy, AІ
1AeroSpace Society of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1995, 1 ;(Supplement 1):03-18
Publication Language: Russian

We present briefly the biography and main research results of Yuriy Vasylyovych Kondratyuk (real name Oleksandr Ignatovych Shargei) (June 21, 1897, Poltava - February 1942, unknown, possibly near Kaluga), an outstanding Ukrainian pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight, a theoretician and a visionary. In the early 20th century, he developed the first known Lunar Orbit Rendezvous, a key concept for landing spacecraft at the Moon and return to the Earth. "Yuriy Kondratyuk" is a stolen identity, under which he was hiding after the Russian revolution and became known to the scientific community.

Keywords: cosmonautics: outstanding personalities: Yuri kondratyuk, Lunar Orbit Rendezvous
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