Road to the Stars (1957)

Documentary №54953, 5 parts, duration: 0:49:04
Production: Lennauchfilm (LNF)
Director:Pavel Klushantsev
Screenwriters:B. Lyapunov, V. Solovjev


The film describes the theory of Tsiolkovsky, briefly tells the story of his life and scientific work. The popular form describes the laws of ballistics. Clearly shows the principle of space flight. In the form of feature films shows the world's first manned space flight (4 years prior to the flight of Yuri Gagarin). And also the first manned flight to the moon (12 years before the flight of Apollo 11).

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Animation: planet Earth in space, in the circle of the Earth are pictures of geographical discoveries, expeditions, scientific achievements.

Reports in Soviet and foreign newspapers about the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite.

Portrait of K. E. Tsiolkovsky

Panorama of Kaluga.

Game footage:

students run out of the gymnasium, the math teacher (Tsiolkovsky) comes out, the students accompany him.

Tsiolkovsky and the students walk along the street.

Street view in old Kaluga.

Tsiolkovsky goes with his students to the river bank.

Clouds in the sky.

Tsiolkovsky demonstrates to the children the launch of a homemade balloon.

Tsiolkovsky asks the guys about the possibility of flying to the Moon in a hot air balloon.

Tsiolkovsky talks to the students, standing on the bank of the river.

Tsiolkovsky, using the example of a thrown stone, demonstrates and explains the concept of gravity.

Tsiolkovsky at home talks aloud about the possibility of overcoming the earth's gravity.

Animation: a popular explanation of the laws of ballistics and velocities.

Tsiolkovsky talks aloud about cosmic velocities.

The book by Jules Verne "From the Earth to the Moon" in the hands of Tsiolkovsky.

Illustrations from the book.

Tsiolkovsky is thinking, sitting at his desk.

Tsiolkovsky, sitting in a boat, talks with one of the students about overcoming the earth's gravity and flying in outer space.

Tsiolkovsky throws objects into the water, demonstrating the possibility of repelling them.

Tsiolkovsky and his student swim in a boat.

Tsiolkovsky, sitting in the boat, explains his theory to the student.

Tsiolkovsky is at home, drawing a cannon.

Animation: a popular explanation of movement in the void using the example of a firing cannon.

Tsiolkovsky rises abruptly from his chair.

Launch of a pyrotechnic rocket.

Animation explaining the principle of rocket flight.

Tsiolkovsky stands at the table in the office and thinks, sits down at the table and begins to make calculations.

Key words

Flying in space

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Game footage: Tsiolkovsky formula calculates the table of the rocket.

Tsiolkovsky walks around the office, ponders.

Tsiolkovsky out on the porch and looking at the sky.

Ice drift on the river.

Tsiolkovsky was thinking about creating a rocket on the street during lessons at school, sitting on a park bench.

Tsiolkovsky rocket drawing sketches.

Tsiolkovsky was experimenting with the material for the body of the rocket.

Tsiolkovsky was thinking about creating a missile over tea, before going to bed.

Tsiolkovsky his desk.

Tsiolkovsky Astronautics, published in 1903.

Tsiolkovsky came to the park, sits on the bench and thinks.

Clouds in the sky.

Tsiolkovsky sitting on a bench.

Church bells.

People come out of the temple.

Tsiolkovsky evening sitting on the river bank.

The list of works Tsiolkovsky wrapped fish.

Tsiolkovsky returned home, up the stairs.

Tsiolkovsky included in his workshop-laboratory in the attic of the house, runs on a platform on the roof, looking at the sky.

Tsiolkovsky in the theory of space flight.

Tsiolkovsky is sitting in a chair, takes notes.

Tsiolkovsky, devoted to the creation of the spacecraft.

Tsiolkovsky is sitting in a chair in the room and makes calculations.

Animation showing the dependence of the escape velocity of the fuel.

Animation showing the device and operation of the rocket "train" - a composite rocket to reach escape velocity.

Text of the letter of the German Professor Obert Tsiolkovsky.

Game footage of the experiment by measuring the thrust of powder rockets with a dynamometer.

Tests of experimental rocket sled.

Sani dispersed on a snowy field.

Failure to start one of the first missiles, rocket explosion after the start.

Game footage M. Valle death when testing liquid rocket engine and the death of engineer Robert Tilling

The launch of the American Goddard in 1929.

Game footage launch of the first Soviet missiles "GIRD" in 1933.

Installation, servicing and launch missiles.

The rocket flies in the sky.

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Game footage: scientists and engineers are working to improve missile.

Animation apparatus showing the rocket engine and operation in flight.

Comparison chart speeds single- and multi-stage rockets.

Animation showing the flight of a multistage rocket and placed in orbit the first Soviet Sputnik.

Radio amateurs catch satellite signals.

Animation of the satellite.

The satellite as a small point of flying in the sky over Moscow, India, Antarctica.

People are watching the satellite through a telescope.

Animated picture of the satellite's orbit.

Portrait of Tsiolkovsky.

Game footage of the first manned flight into space.

Seeing the crew, the start of the spacecraft.

Demonstration of space congestion experienced crew members.

Animation output spacecraft into orbit with the separation steps.

Calendar: 1957

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Game footage: crew members inside the ship, comes weightlessness.

Animation explaining the principle of weightlessness.

Game images: astronauts in weightlessness.

Astronauts keeping in touch with the earth, to control the ship, doing research.

Sunset ship into Earth's shadow.

Game footage and animation: Test the suit in space.

People on the streets listening to radio messages from the ship.

People watching a spaceship using telescopes.

Animation showing the principle of a possible return of the ship to Earth.

People from the special service watching the landing ship.

The spaceship sits on the water.

The rescue boat is sent to the ship.

Astronauts on board the rescue boat.

Lifting missile on the launch pad.

Meeting of scientists dedicated to the preparation of the flight around the moon rocket intelligence.

Assembling television transmitters, cinema and fotoappartury at the head of the rocket.

Game footage of construction in orbit extraterrestrial interplanetary station, shows the possible ways of moving structures, welding, assembly.

Calendar: 1957

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Game footage: people on TV watching reconnaissance flight around the moon rocket.

Observing through a telescope for extraterrestrial station.

Animation: the possible movement of the interplanetary station in space.

Game footage showing the internal structure of the interplanetary station.

Meteorological Laboratory station.

Meteorology weather around the globe and warn Earth about impending disasters.

Sign on the door of the plant.

Inside view of the premises.

Cat sits on a table near the window.

Game footage: station employees during the holidays.

Greenhouse and biological laboratory station.

Physical Laboratory station sharing session with the Earth.

Telescope astronomical observatory station.

Observatory staff talk to each other.

Animation view of the first ship to fly to the moon.

Game footage: People in the world are waiting for the launch of the spacecraft to fly to the moon.

Spaceship on the TV screen.

Start with the interplanetary ship station.

Layouts station that will be built on the moon.

Pictures illustrating the potential development of Mars and Venus.

Interplanetary station in outer space.

Astronomer at the telescope on Earth.

Animation: a spaceship flying over the lunar surface.

Landing craft on the lunar surface.

The pictures of the lunar landscape.

Animation: the possibility of landing the first men on the moon.

Game images: astronauts are on the lunar surface, congratulate each other.

Spaceship on the Moon.

Calendar: 1957

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