Still pictures and comments about Aviation pioneers who stimulated interest in propulsion methods.
Germany Date:1929 Duration:4 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Still pictures and comments about three pioneers who stimulated international thinking about rocketry. The first shown is German, Hermann Ganswindt (1856-1934), who proposed using high explosives to propel aircraft. Next is Russian, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, AKA Ziolkowsky, (1857-1935), some of whose popular writings on the possiblilities of rocket propulsion are shown. Last is a picture and comments about Austro-Hungarian Hermann J Oberth (1894-1989) who developed the first theory of the liquid rocket. A copy of his original treatise is shown and then opened to its table of contents. Another of his books,"wege zur Raumschiffahrt" (Pathways to Space Travel) published in 1929, is shown and opened to its table of contents.
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