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By Asif A. Siddiqi, NASA History Office

An in-depth historical past of the gap race among america and the Soviet Union.

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P 14 1. 86. Rlabchikov. Russians in Space. p 134: Chertok, Rakety r iyudr. pp 18-21 87. Chertok. Rakefy i lyudi, p 144; Lardier. " The old Nll-3 (known as GIRT since July 15, 1942) was or~ginallyreorganized Into the Scient~fic-ResearchInstitute for Reactive Aviation (Nll RA) on February 18, 1944 The same NII RA was then combined with Bolkhovitinov's Plant No 293 later on May 29 of the same year to become NII-I. See Rostrslav Angelskiy, " . And if not Korolev7" (English title). Auialsrya I kosmonautika- uchera segodnya, zautra no.

P. 104: Romanovand Cubarev, Konstruktory, P 53 7 B~ryukovand Kornarov. " p. I05 Rebrov, "The Leader " The associate was 5 M Yeger 72 73 Conquest. The Great Terror. p 294. 74. James E Oberg. " Space/lrght 20 (Apr~l1978): 144-50 Professor Georgiy A. ' Apparently, he was very contemptuous of the regime and fully expected to be shot. '"hls is partly borne out by his letters addressed to Stalin from both Kolyma and the Butyrsk~yPrison. It seems that only after the denunciations by Khrushchev in 1956 did Korolev reallze the magnitude of Stalin's ruthlessness during the purges.

Perhaps because of its physical similarity to aircraft, Shakhurin and Dementyev believed that this weapon held greater promise. This interest in the cruise missile helped start the third wartime rocketry effort, other than Glushko's OKB-SD and Bolkhovitinov's NII- I-one to reproduce the German Fi- 103. The job went to a brilliant thirty-year-old mathematician named Vladimir Nikolayev~chChelomey, whose later role as one of the powerhouses of the Soviet space program would be the stuff of legends.

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