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Law giving the name of Tsiolkovsky to city in Amur Region

December 30, 2015

The President signed Federal Law On Giving the Name of Tsiolkovsky to a City in Amur Region.

The Federal Law gives the name Tsiolkovsky to a city in Amur Region known as Uglegorsk, where the main employer is the Vostochny Space Launch Centre.

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935) was a Russian and Soviet scientist, founder of theoretical cosmonautics. He rationalised the use of rockets for space flights and came to the conclusion on the need to use ‘rocket trains’ – prototypes of the current multi-stage space rockets.

December 30, 2015