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(1590) Tsiolkovskaja

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1933 NA. Discovered 1933 July 1 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.

This planet is named in honor of the well-known Russian physicist and teacher Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935), designer of liquid fuel rockets and space vehicles. (M 2116)

Tsiolkovsky is also honored by a lunar crater.

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