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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Russian Rocket Revolutionary
20 August 1999 6:00 pm
Soviet rocket scientist Valentin Petrovich Glushko was born on this day in 1908. Glushko worked with renowned rocket designer Sergey Korolyov from 1932 to 1966. The two had a triumphant year in 1957, when they launched the first intercontinental ballistic missile in August and sent the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit in October.
In 1974 Glushko became chief designer for the Soviet space program, helping to oversee development of the Mir space station. He died in 1989.
[Source: Britannica Online]