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Family: R-7. Country: USSR.

The Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) was established in the Soviet Union to develop rocket technology. They launched a series of liquid fuel rockets in the 1930's before many of them ended up in prison during Stalin's purges. Those that survived were released and built the Soviet space and missile programs on the basis of German technology after the war.


GIRD Chronology

1924 Apr 1 -
1933 Aug 17 -
1936 Jun 1 -


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