Sergei Khrushchev – The Soviet Space Race & Proton Rocket

The USSR had a shot at the moon in 1967, but politics got in the way. We’re joined by Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, to talk about the Soviet race to the moon in the ’60s and his own role leading the development of the Proton Rocket, used to this day as one of the most successful boosters in the history of spaceflight.

About Our Guest

Dr. Sergei Khrushchev is the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and holds several advanced engineering degrees, including a doctoral degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, a Ph.D. from Moscow Technical University, and an M.A. degree with distinction from the Moscow Electric Power Institute.

Since immigrating to the United States in 1991, Khrushchev has served as a a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and lectures at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.