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1955 Speculative Soviet space concept ?

archipeppe

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There was also Tsiolkovskiy's work:
Yes but Tsiolkovskiy's work was really too seminal with no practical application (same consideration for Oberth and Goddard).
While the VR-190 was a real project that could eventually lead to actual suborbital spaceflight, as happened for Mercury/Redstone.
 

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Highly reminiscent of (or formally inspired by) Bachem Ba349 Natter, space style…

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