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    "The shell has the outside configuration of a fish or wingless bird"

    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Autograph Manuscript Signed, with Space Travel-Related Drawings. A single two-sided page, 5.5" x 8.5", composed and signed in Russian by the Father of Astronautics, with large drawings on each side. Removed from a larger work or notebook. A translation of the Russian is included, as follows: "...and on drawings to explain the direction of their works. K. Tsiolkovsky/ Let's start with space./ 1. The shell has the outside configuration of a fish or a wingless bird/ Picture 1/ [drawing captioned] The skin made of hard birned alloy/ 2. Maneuvering in space/ The easiest way of piloting the rocket is by turning the wheel/ [drawing captioned] Demands checking/ The energy of chemical compound of hydrogen and oxygen is huge. [emphasis his]" One of Tsiolkovsky's major contributions to rocket science was this idea of the practicality and power of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as a propellant. An important document. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity from the International Public Charitable Foundation for Support of Russian Cosmonautics. Good condition, edges rough with age toning.

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    November, 2012
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