The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "1" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЬ" even below, in smaller numbers, the year of issue "1987".
The coin's reverse relief image of the monument to Tsiolkovsky (installed in Moscow sculptor A. P. Faidysh-Krandievsky), to the left along the rim the inscription from the bottom up - "К.Э. ЦИОЛКОВСКИЙ" near the right hand Tsiolkovsky specified years of his life - "1857" and "1935" (dates placed one below the other) at the top - a symbolic image of the flying rocket; in the background: against the background of stars located three intersecting semicircles, symbolizing the orbit.
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: S. A. Syromyatnikov.
Sculptor: N.. Noses.
Date of issue: September 17, 1987
Total circulation: 4 million pieces, of which 170 thousand coins collectible proof performance.
Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin Eduardovich (1857-1935) is considered the founder of Astronautics, has developed a jet engine and a rocket multistage type. His calculations of the orbits and space velocities have further allowed us to start space exploration. Also worked on the development of airships and other fields of science. In 1918 became member of the Academy of Sciences, but most of the discoveries made in his spare time.