**Bust of the founder of cosmonautics K.E. Tsiolkovsky**

1857-1935

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russian scientist and inventor, the founder of cosmonautics and the theory of space exploration, an author of dozens of works on rocket dynamics, aeronautics and cosmonautics, the author of ideas about a space elevator and trains moving on an air cushion. In his youth he lived in Moscow and studied higher mathematics. Since 1879 he became a teacher of geometry and arithmetic in one of the Kaluga schools. In 1895 he published the book “Dreams of the Earth and the Sky”, in which he expressed his views on possible problems of cosmonautics. A year later, he wrote his most important work on the exploration of outer space. The granite bust of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky is mounted on a high granite pedestal. The memorial inscription “Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky 1857-1935” is applied to the pedestal. The bust monument to Konstantin Eduardovich was opened in 1957 in the year of the centenary of the birth of the famous Russian scientist and the first space romantic. The monument was erected to the left of the central entrance to the Petrovsky Travel Palace on the left palace alley.

**Address: Moscow, Left Palace Alley**