Vladimir Artemyev

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Vladimir Andreyevich Artemyev (Russian: Владимир Андреевич Артемьев) (July 6 [O.S. June 24] 1885 in Saint Petersburg - September 11, 1962 in Moscow) was a Soviet Russian rocket scientist at the Gas Dynamics Laboratory. He was one of the inventors of the Katyusha. The first rocket propelled by smokeless trotyl-pyroxylin powder was launched under his direction in 1928.

Honours and awards

He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, the Order of the Red Star and the Cross of St. George, 4th class. He was twice a Stalin Prize laureate (1st and 2nd classes). The crater Artem'ev on the far side of the Moon is named after him.

External links

  • Biography (Russian)
  • D. H. Menzel, M. Minnaert, B. Levin, A. Dollfus, B. Bell (1971). "Report on Lunar Nomenclature by The Working Group of Commission 17 of the IAU". Space Science Reviews. 12 (2): 136. Bibcode:1971SSRv...12..136M. doi:10.1007/BF00171763.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>