The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
An extremely crucial anniversary in this 2016 happened in January 14th, it refers to half a century of the death of a man of Science and Engineering
whose contribution to the progress of Humanity is giant, as meaningful that he was responsible of the successful launching of the first artificial
satellite of earth, also of the next two with the first alive beings in orbit, as well as to have put also in several orbits around our planet the
first two men, and the first and only woman for about 40 years.
Although just a fraction of these achievements would be enough to leave a permanent mark in History, Nevertheless, his name remained unknown until the
precise day of his very death, in a heart surgery that supposedly was going to be routine, from a ailment that was the long run consequence of his
years as prisoner in the North Pole Gulag accused of false crimes.
The Swedish Academy asked in multiple occasions to his government about his identity with the intention to grant him the Nobel Prize of Physics,
without answer. Secrecy and Ideological control over science were the excuses to deprive this great man of the international recognition he deserved
as a person.
His alter ego, who competed against him all the time to decide the pace of the Space race was the German Engineer Verner Von Braun, who served the
Nazi Regime under Hitler. Without the German secrets transferred to the west at the end of WWII probably American men never would have arrived the
first to the moon, but also without the unfortunate death of Korolev in 1966. Here the BBC production of the lives of these two notable scientists
that open the Cosmos to the human kind.
After the death of Korolev the Eastern European Space program would never be the same again. Here some sequence of the movie about Yuri Gagarin
historic flight. The real Hero remained anonymous that day and 5 years more of his brilliant career.
Sergei Korolev has been , after his tragic death, the most famous Ukrainian ever born, his legacy is really huge, without him we would not be in the
technological level we are right now, and even great part of future achievements in space will necessarily credit his pioneer work as a constant
It is said that when Verner Von Braun learnt of the death of Korolev he was quite astonished of that all those achievements were coordinated by only
one scientist, that he was in behind so many important projects and got success in all of them.
His mind opened heaven to Humanity, but also challenged many of the most brilliant minds around the world to give the best of them to join him in what
seemed to be just a dream, but became the most important human odyssey , one that transformed reality for ever.
The thread is opened to the members that share enthusiasm for the progress that can derived from the space exploration.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 9/28/2016 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)