Friday, June 19, 2015

RM-1 Startuje. (Polish space science book) (1959)

This is a book that I do not know very much about so I would appreciate corrections/translation by any readers.

It seems to cover general science topics, including spaceflight. It was sent to me by a reader who was part of disposing of a huge collection  of books. When he say this he thought I needed it for my collection He said, "I cannot read or speak Polish, so I have no idea what the title means. Perhaps you can decode it with your knowledge of space exploration."

RM-1 Startuje. Zygmunt Dabrowski and Witold Kozak. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Harcerskie, 1959. 125 p. Softcover.

"Wyspa Ciolkowskiego" translates as "Tsiolkovsky Island" which is a perfect name for a space station!

This illustration suggests it may have been intended for use in a school setting.


  1. I don't know any Polish but "Wyspa Ciolkowskiego" immediately jumped out as looking oddly familiar: it turns out to translate as "Tsiolkovsky Island" which is a perfect name for a space station!

  2. In case you didn't know Wydawnictwo Harcerskie was the publishers of the ZHP, the Polish Scouting and Guide organisation.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. I'm polish ;] I'll translate scans showed above. I'm quite busy now, so you have to wait several days.