Vladimir Artemyev

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Vladimir Andreyevich Artemyev (Russian: Владимир Андреевич Артемьев) (July 6 [O.S. June 24] 1885 in Saint Petersburg - September 11, 1962 in Moscow) was a Soviet Russian rocket scientist at the Gas Dynamics Laboratory. He was one of the inventors of the Katyusha. The first rocket propelled by smokeless trotyl-pyroxylin powder was launched under his direction in 1928.

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He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, the Order of the Red Star and the Cross of St. George, 4th class. He was twice a Stalin Prize laureate (1st and 2nd classes). The crater Artem'ev on the far side of the Moon is named after him.

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