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Beichel


Beichel, Rudi (1913-1999) German-American engineer, on von Braun's team, but left to independently advise US Army on liquid propulsion. Joined Aerojet in 1956, worked on Lox/LH2 Titan I engine conversion, Aerojet large engine studies, and USAF ARES single-stage ICBM.

German expert in guided missile propulsion during World War II. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 16 November 1945 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Left the Von Braun team and became a key decision-maker in US Army liquid propulsion selection decisions. He moved to the Aerojet company in 1956, where he worked on the Lox/LH2 Titan I engine conversion, Aerojet large engine studies and proposals for NASA, and the USAF ARES program for a single-stage liquid propellant ICBM. Died at Sacramento, California.

Birth Place: German.


Born: 1913.08.19.
Died: 1999.10.25.

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  • Objective List of German and Austrian Scientists, Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency, 2 January 1947.

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  • Death of Rudi Beichel - . Nation: Germany; USA. Related Persons: Beichel. Summary: German-American engineer, on von Braun's team, but left to independently advise US Army on liquid propulsion. Joined Aerojet in 1956, worked on Lox/LH2 Titan I engine conversion, Aerojet large engine studies, and USAF ARES single-stage ICBM..

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