Fridrikh Tsander

Infield





Scientist
Field: Rocketry

1887-1933





Fridrikh Tsander Notes

A highly gifted and original rocket scientist, Tsander designed the first Soviet rocket propelled by liquid fuel, the GIRD-X, which was launched November 25, 1933. The rocket flew to an altitude of 246-262 feet.

Tsander was fascinated with space travel. Born in Latvia, he was a devoted student of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the three prime pioneers of rocket science. As a high school student in Riga, Tsander had been exposed to the ideas of Tsiolkovsky in high school and he became fanatical about space travel. A lifetime slogan was "Forward to Mars!" Apparently he got the Soviet leader Lenin interested in the subject at a meeting of inventors in Moscow in 1920. During a speech delivered at the Great Physics Auditorium at the Institute of Moscow on October 4, 1924, Tsander was asked why he wanted to go to the planet Mars. He responded: "Because it has an atmosphere and ability to support life. Mars is also considered a red star and this is the emblem of our great Soviet Army."









Fridrikh Tsander Official Cosmic Record
YEAR TEAM POS BA AB H HR RBI
1997 Ionians if .255 231 59 9 25
Total 1 Season Batting
KEY
POS-Position; BA-Batting Average;AB-At Bats; H-Hits; HR-Homeruns; RBI- Runs Batted In








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Fridrikh Tsander 1998 Cosmic Player Plate
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Published: November 15, 1997
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