Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: "ETNOMIR" Cultural Education Center

“Impossible of today will be possible of tomorrow.”

“There is no God-Creator, but there is the Cosmos, which creates suns, planets and living beings. There is no omnipotent God, but there is the Universe, which governs the fates of all celestial bodies and their inhabitants.”

 KONSTANTIN TSIOLKOVSKY – russian self-taught scientist, researcher, founder of modern cosmonautics, science fiction writer, promoter of the ideas of space exploration (1857-1935).

Having very broad views, K.E. Tsiolkovsky attached great importance to human space flight as the next stage in the development of mankind. The scientist was a follower of monism (the philosophy of a single beginning of all existence) and recognized the sensitivity of the whole universe. He believed that humanity through hundreds of billions of years, having passed through several evolutionary stages of settlement and life in space, would turn into a form of radiant energy, filling in all of cosmic space.

The researcher laid the theory of modern cosmonautics. Being engaged in self-education, K.E. Tsiolkovsky explored many scientific theories and laws on his own, had a fresh look at many aspects of world science. He created a accurate theory of jet propulsion, proposed the construction of a multistage rocket.

WORKS “The Monism of the Universe”, “Cosmic Philosophy”, “Outside the Earth”, “On the Moon”