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Sergei Korolev started his career as an airplane designer. He designed and test-flew a rocket-powered glider.

The image below shows Korolev sitting in the cockpit of the glider "Koktebel". (V. Cheredintsev/PNI)

Sergei Korolev sitting in the cockpit

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