Story Joy in Journey. People say that if you want something, you just have to want it bad enough. Visualize the goal and get it. But what is a goal without a journey? Gregor Fras founder H Herman Potocnik - Noordung - was a Slovenian rocket engineer, a pioneer of astronautics, space flight and technologies. His book is one of the fundamental works on early space exploration.
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In he completed his engineering and electro-technical studies in Vienna with the title Specialist in Rocket Technology. Years of dire economic hardship and illness coincided with his design of a futuristic rocket and his exploration of space-travel technology. Despite setbacks the first notes for a book emerged, inspired by the writings of German rocket scientist Hermann Oberth. By Noordung had completed a rough draft of all the chapters, and in , shortly before his death, the book Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums was published.
Running pages and featuring of his own drawings, it discusses gravity and ways of overcoming it, looks at space technology used in everyday life, contemplates the efficiency of the rocket while warning against its possible misuse for military purposes, and envisions a geostationary satellite that would orbit the globe indefinitely with enviable precision. The book considers space travel not as mere day-dreaming but as a very real technological possibility. The memorial room slightly resembled the interior of a space observatory.
Due to lack of physical memorabilia about his life, the interior of an observatory capsule presented videos with statements of renowned historians, cosmonauts and astronauts for instance: Tatjana Nikolajevna Zhelnina, Pavel Klushantsev, Jurij Baturin, Roger Launius, Frederick I.
The memorial centre occasionally hosted astronauts for example, Christer Fuglesang, Sunita Williams and other prominent guests. See also.
Herman Potočnik Noordung and Vitanje
He spent most of his childhood years in Maribor and, according to oral sources, in Vitanje. The meaning of his German-like pseudonym Noordung is still a mystery, but some suggest that he used it to show the problems of chaos German: Ordnung, "order"; ordunga in Slovene colloquial language. Assuming that the initial "N" may have been intended to stand as a negation, the name would mean "without order" or "no order". Afterward he went to the military secondary schools in Fischau and Hranice in Moravia. His uncle Heinrich was a major-general in the army, and probably enabled his study at Austrian military schools.
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