CREATIVE HERITAGE OF ARY STERNFELD AND ITS CONNECTION WITH MODERN COSMONAUTICS
A brief review of the life and creative heritage of A.A. Sternfeld (1905-1980), one of the Cosmonautics pioneers, is presented. There is analyzed A.A. Sternfeldĺs contribution to theoretical and practical Cosmonautics. In particular, his activity in scientific popularization of the Cosmonautics ideas, and new ôdetourö space trajectories discovered by A.A. Sternfeld, as well as his classic monograph ôIntroduction to Cosmonauticsö are considered. Connections of A.A. Sternfeldĺs results with modern theory of space maneuvers as well as with some modern space projects are examined. Analysis of A.A. Sternfeldĺs creative heritage leads to the conclusion that A. Sternfeld has brought to Cosmonautics a noticeable contribution by his scientific and science-popular activity; his ideas of ôdetourö, bi-elliptical flights well entered in both theory and practice of modern Cosmonautics.