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On Cosmonautics Day, let's make the stars closer


There are coincidences, which we do not even suspect.

April 12 - Cosmonautics Day!


 What is actually in our view of space? These are the planets of the solar system, including the earth, the sun and the moon, and the distant stars that we see on the night sky. And here there is a certain relationship. The stars are part of the cosmos, and our polyhedra are star-shaped.

The idea of this article appeared with the presentation of our partners.
On one of the received invoices it was written: "Polyhedra-Kaluga".
After that, we were a little surprised here, since our company does not directly link anything to Kaluga. But after thinking it over, they decided that it was no accident.
Since we are located in the city of Obninsk, and it's still the Kaluga region, though its most border with the Moscow region.
And if you look deeper then Kaluga is a city that is called the "cradle of cosmonautics".
Of course, there are no launchers for space flight in Kaluga, and it is a "cradle" in relation to theoretical cosmonautics. And this city owes its city to its resident - the scientist Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935).
Russian and Soviet scientist, self-taught and inventor, schoolteacher. The founder of theoretical astronautics. He substantiated the use of missiles for flights into space.
Working as a schoolteacher, Tsiolkovsky used his own original methods in conducting lessons, the main one of which was a visual demonstration - Constantine made paper models of polyhedra for geometry lessons, together with his students conducted numerous experiments in physics lessons, which earned him the fame of a teacher who explains the material well and clearly, in classes with which it is always interesting.
In 1903 KE Tsiolkovsky published an article entitled "Investigation of the world spaces by reactive devices", where he proved for the first time that a rocket capable of performing a space flight is a rocket. The first long-range missile project was also proposed in the article. The result of the publication was not what Tsiolkovsky expected. Neither compatriots nor foreign scientists appreciated the research that science is proud of today.
And one more, probably, not an accidental factor, which influenced the connection with the stars.
If you pay attention to the address of LLC "Polyhedra", then it is as follows: Kaluga Oblast, Obninsk, ul. Korolev, 7
The street was named in honor of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1906-1966), the chief designer of missiles that launched into the Earth's orbit first a ship with the first artificial satellite, and then a ship with the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin.

Of great importance to the life of Sergei Korolev was his meeting with Tsiolkovsky, which occurred in Kaluga in 1929 on the road from Odessa to Moscow. This meeting predetermined the further life of the scientist and designer. The conversation with Konstantin Eduardovich made an indelible impression on the young specialist. "Tsiolkovsky shocked me then with his unshakable faith in the possibility of cosmic navigation," recalled the designer many years later. "I left him with one single thought: to build missiles and fly on them. The whole meaning of life for me was one thing - to get through to the stars. "
The rocket designed by Sergey Korolev brought to Earth's orbit the first artificial satellite in history. From this day the era of practical cosmonautics takes its beginning, and Korolev becomes the father of this era. Initially, only animals were sent to space, but already on April 12, 1961 the designer, together with his colleagues and like-minded people, was successfully launching the Vostok-1 spacecraft.
And if K. Tsiolkovsky brought us closer to the stars in the theoretical part, then S.Korolev, being the creator of practical cosmonautics, allowed humanity to make the first step to the stars.
And we with you can create models of stars at home, using the forms of star polyhedra.




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