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Boris Chertok
Boris Chertok on the International conference on Integrated Navigational Systems at CNII Electropribor
Boris Chertok on the International conference on Integrated Navigational Systems at CNII Electropribor
Born Boris Yevseyevich Chertok
Борис Евсеевич Черток

(1912-03-01)1 March 1912
Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland)
Died 14 December 2011(2011-12-14) (aged Script error: No such module "age".)[1]
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian
Occupation Soviet and Russian rocket scientist and engineer
Known for Deputy Chief Designer of Soviet Space Program

Boris Evseyevich Chertok (Russian: Бори́с Евсе́евич Черто́к; 1 March 1912 – 14 December 2011) was a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket designer, responsible for control systems of a number of ballistic missiles and spacecraft. He was the author of a four-volume book Rockets and People, the definitive source of information about the history of the Soviet space program.

From 1974, he was the deputy chief designer of the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the space aircraft designer bureau which he started working for in 1946. He retired in 1992.[2]

Rockets and People[edit | edit source]

Between 1994 and 1999 Boris Chertok, with support from his wife Yekaterina Golubkina, created the four-volume book series about the history of the Soviet space industry. The series was originally published in Russian, in 1999.

  • Черток Б.Е. Ракеты и люди — М.: Машиностроение, 1999. (B. Chertok, Rockets and People) (Russian)
  • Черток Б.Е. Ракеты и люди. Фили — Подлипки — Тюратам — М.: Машиностроение, 1999. (B. Chertok, Rockets and People. Fili — Podlipki — Tyuratam) (Russian)
  • Черток Б.Е. Ракеты и люди. Горячие дни холодной войны — М.: Машиностроение, 1999. (B. Chertok, Rockets and People. Hot Days of the Cold War) (Russian)
  • Черток Б.Е. Ракеты и люди. Лунная гонка — М.: Машиностроение, 1999. (B. Chertok, Rockets and People. The Moon Race) (Russian)

Translation into English[edit | edit source]

NASA History Division published four translated volumes of the series between 2005 and 2011. The series editor is Asif Siddiqi, the author of «Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974» book.[3]

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