Tsiolkovsky. The Cosmic Prophet (2017)

Documentary №100690, 1 part, duration: 0:22:13
Production: Studio Roscosmos


September 17 - 160th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian scientist Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. He is called the founder of theoretical cosmonautics. Tsiolkovsky was one of the first to scientifically substantiate the use of multistage rockets, calling them "rocket trains", developed the idea of an artificial Earth satellite, and proposed methods for constructing habitable orbital stations. In 1916, Tsiolkovsky finished the science fiction adventure story "Beyond the Earth", several chapters of which he wrote back in 1896.

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The film is dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

The action of Tsiolkovsky's novella "Beyond the Earth" takes place in 2017. Cosmonauts and designers of space technology reread the book and confirm the scientist's clear and accurate foresight about the development of cosmonautics 100 years ago.

The text is illustrated with relevant footage chronicling the daily life of astronauts on the ISS and their work in outer space.

An excerpt from the book "Mirages of the Future" was also read.

The film stars Igor Komarov, Sergey Krikalev, Rano Juraeva, Sergey Ryazansky, Yuri Usachev, Mark Serov, Alexander Kaleri, Vladimir Solntsev, Evgeny Prokopyev.


Komarov I.A. - statesman and politician, industrialist, financier, Director General of the State Corporation "Roscosmos" (2015-2018), member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Krikalev S.K. is an aviation athlete, cosmonaut, development engineer, candidate of Psychological Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.Tsiolkovsky. Juraeva R.F. - Candidate of Technical Sciences, General Director of FSUE "CENKI". Ryazansky S.N. -- pilot-cosmonaut, test cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. Usachev Yu.V. -- pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. Serov M.V. - test cosmonaut, design engineer of RSC Energia. Kaleri A.Yu. - Russian cosmonaut, hero of the Russian Federation. Solntsev V.L. - General Director of RSC Energia. Prokopyev E.V. - test cosmonaut, test engineer of RSC Energia.

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