The book covers the main stages of life, scientific, scientific-organizational, political and public-political activity of the famous scientist, Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, Academician of NAS of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prizes of USSR and Ukraine, the M.K. Yangel Prize of NAS of Ukraine, member of the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine V.P. Gorbulin. The scientific interests of V.P. Gorbulin cover a variety of issues in the design, construction and operation of complex technical systems, in particular examples of rocket and space technology. The contribution of the scientist to the new sphere of his scientific activity - the development of the theoretical and methodological foundations of strategic security of the state - is well-known. For researchers and anyone interested in the history of national science.