Chapter One

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, USSR, October 4, 1957 10:20 PM                 Sergey Korolev stood smoking a cigarette in the block house at the Baikonour Cosmodrome. The blockhouse was a beehive of activity, as the launch controllers went through their final checks before launch, which was just five minutes away. Sergey Korolev had traveled a long and… Continue reading Chapter One