Dmitri Ilyich Kozlov

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Dmitry Ilyich Kozlov (1 October 1919, Tikhoretsk - March 7, 2009, Samara) was a Russian aerospace engineer who founded the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center.[1]

Kozlov fought the Germans in the Second World War, losing his left arm. In the 1950s he worked under Sergey Korolyov and was in charge of designing the R-7 missile. As a leading designer of intercontinental ballistic missiles Kozlov was awarded a Lenin Prize (1957), two USSR State Prizes (1976, 1983), a Russian Federation State Prize (1994) and was named a Hero of Socialist Labour on two occasions (1961, 1979).

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