Sep 6, 2012

Latvia FDC on "125th Birthday of Friedrich Zander"

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125th Birthday of Friedrich Zander

Date of Issue : 23 August 2012

The stamp depicting a portrait of the inventor, while the envelope features planets, stars, and a rocket.

Friedrich Zander made an invaluable contribution to astronautics research. As early as in the beginning of the 20th century, Zander began implementing his ideas about spaceflight and designing rockets. He acquired his education at the Riga Polytechnic Institute, and was the head of the Aircraft Association of Riga students. The lunar impact crater Tsander is named after him, as are streets in his native Riga and in Moscow.

Zander was born on 23 August 1887 in Riga and died on 28 March 1933 in Kislovodsk (USSR).

See also : Russia FDC on "125th Birth Anniversary of F.A. Zander"

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