Сегодня родился Ковтуненко Вячеслав Михайлович
On August 31, 1921 Kovtunenko Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich was born. This is the Soviet and Russian designer of space-rocket systems, the participant of development of the first domestic combat ballistic missiles and of the program of studying of near-earth space by means of satellites of different function, and also several international space projects. Under the direction of Kovtunenko and with his direct participation projects of space expeditions to the planet Venus were developed. Under the leadership of Kovtunenko were created also the first interplanetary automatic spacecrafts of new generation "Phobos-1" and "Phobos-2".