History of rocketry in our country today is widely reported in the local media. In my opinion, it is interesting it is stated in the book “Rockets and people” – B. E. Chertok (Publishing house “RTSoft”, 2006) – a direct participant in the whole period of the birth of rocket and space technology. These books “pushed” our children-rocketmodeler to implement the idea: to recreate the models in the basic steps of creating missiles and combat shield of the Fatherland and the achievements in space technology. This project was a contribution of students in the Year of Russian cosmonautics and the 50th anniversary of space flight by Yuri Gagarin.
R-1 ballistic missile long-range, was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1950. At the same time, along with the military objectives of the R-1 helped to solve large scientific problems. On its base was created a research rocket warheads which were equipped with different hardware, and later a cabin for animals. On them were worked out ways of returning to earth head parts with research equipment and containers with animals – dogs.
R-1 was the first “step” to create a rocket to launch the first satellite for a space flight by Yuri Gagarin.
Rocketmodeler young technicians Elektrostal tried to create a kind of exposition of the existing model from R-1 to rocket spaceship “Vostok”, made in the same scale. Participating in this work, the children enjoyed not only the process of technical creativity, but also involved in the Patriotic education, studying the history of domestic rocket and space technology.