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# alddc101 V.Glushko greeting card to Gagarin`s wife Valentina.

1982 Greeting card- congratulation with New Years sent from founder of Soviet rocketery V.Glushko to Yuri Gagarin`s wife Valentina Ivanovna Gagarina.Inside part of this folding card reads:Dear Valentina Ivanovna Gagarina! Please accept New Year Congratulations! V.P.Glushko`.Signed.Valentin Pavlovich Glushko was one of the last survivors of the group prominent pioneers of the Soviet rocket programme: almost all the main missile and space-launcher motors used to date were designed and developed under his leadership.In 1929 Glushko began work at the Gas Dynamics Laboratory (GDL).Here he created the First Soviet liquid-fuel rocket motor (1930-1931).For most of the 30-s he headed GDL, now the department of Moscow Rocket Propulsion Institute, and developed a series of engines.After war Glushko headed the country`s principal liquid-propellant rocket engine design organization and in 1974 was appointed head and general designer of the Korolev`s design bureau.This leading organization of the Soviet space programme leter became the scientific- production association `Energia`.Glushko was its general director until his death in 1988. Contact for price
 # alddc101            V.Glushko greeting card to Gagarin`s wife Valentina. 1
 # alddc101            V.Glushko greeting card to Gagarin`s wife Valentina. 2

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 December, 2002.