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    Soviet Vintage Gird-9 Model on Base, Their First Rocket Launch. A 7.5" tall polished aluminum model on a 2.75" x 2.75" base with the engraved description: "09/ ГИРД" (GIRD 9). The Group for the Study of Reactive Motion was founded in Moscow in 1931 to develop rocket technology, the world's first large professional rocketry program, directed by Sergey Korolev, future leader of the Soviet space program. On August 17, 1933 (on the third try), this hybrid propellant rocket, designed by Mikhail Tikhonravov, launched successfully and flew to a height of 1300 feet. A very important event in the history of rocketry. Very fine.

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    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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