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    Sergey Korolyov Photograph Signed. During the 1950s-1960s USSR/USA space race, a bright young man named Korolyov became a victim of Stalin's 1938 Great Purge, and was imprisoned in a Siberian gulag for six years. While there, he worked on artillery projects that had been captured from the Nazis. Upon his release, he became a rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet ICBM program. Subsequently, Korolyov was appointed to lead the Soviet space program, overseeing both the Sputnik and Vostok projects. This black and white bust image of Korolyov was taken when he was still a young man, at about the time that he was being held in Siberia, as he is identified on the image as a "member of the Academy of Artillery Sciences." Image measures approximately 5.5 x 8.5" and is signed at the upper left in black ink. In very fine condition.

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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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