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  • Congreve Congreve, William (1772-1828) British engineer. Artillery officer and inventor who greatly advanced the development of black powder rockets for miiltary purposes. His rockets were commonly used in the British Army in the first half of the 19th Century. More...
  • Esnault-Peltrie Esnault-Pelterie, Robert Albert Charles (1881-1957) French engineer. Pioneering spaceflight theoretician. French rocketry and spaceflight pioneer. A leading advocate of space travel, his speeches and writings created only limited enthusiasm for rocketry in France prior to WW2. More...
  • von Doepp Von Doepp, Phillip (1885-1967) Russian-German expert in guided missile aero design during WW2. Fluent in Russian. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16. Worked at Wright Field and in California aerospace. More...
  • Hunsaker Hunsaker, Jerome C (1886-1984) American engineer. Organized and headed department of aeronautical engineering at MIT, 1939-1951. Influentical, and discouraged development of jet and rocket propulsion in the US before 1945. More...
  • Bush, Vannevar Bush, Vannevar (1890-1974) American engineer, primary scientific adviser to Roosevelt and Truman, immensely influential in plans for nuclear weapons, missiles, aviation, and advanced propulsion 1939-1949. Discouraged early development of the ICBM. More...
  • Stechkin Stechkin, Boris Sergeyevich (1891-1969) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1955-1969 of OKB Fakel. At the Academy of Sciences performed attitude control engine work. More...
  • Schaper Schaper, Otto Friedrich (1892-1967) German expert in guided missiles during World War II. Arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina. Worked at Port Washington, Long Island, New York, USA, until his death in 1967. More...
  • Tiling Tiling, Reinhold (1893-1933) German rocket pioneer, developed wing-recovered powder rockets. Inspired by Oberth lecture in 1924. By 1931 demonstrated stable flight to 7 km, first rocket launch from airplane 1932. Killed 1933 in an explosion. More...
  • Gerhardt, Bernhard Gerhardt, Bernhard (1893-) German engineer, member of Rocket Team in the Soviet Union after WW2. Kept there until 1957, the longest of any of the team members. More...
  • Nebel Nebel, Rudolf (1894-1978) German rocket enthusiast. Worked for Oberth; helped found VfR; built largest prewar German test rockets. Work shut down by government in 1934. Did not work on rockets during WW2. Promoted civilian rebirth of German rocketry in 1950's. More...
  • Valier Valier, Max (1895-1930) German Austrian engineer and early advocate of the use of rockets for flight. Opel supported Valier's rocket car tests as publicity. Valier died in a careless accident, in his laboratory in Berlin, when working on a rocket combustion chamber. It exploded and a small metal fragment hit his pulmonary artery. More...
  • Kindelberger Kindelberger, James H 'Dutch' (1895-1962) President, North American Aviation, 1934-1948; Chairman, CEO 1948-1960. Under his leadership NAA became the leading US supplier of fighters (P-51, F-86, F-100), high speed craft (Navaho, X-15, B-70), inertial navigation, and rocket engines. More...
  • Reid Reid, Henry J E (1895-1968) American engineer, at NASA 1921-1961, designed basic instruments for flight research. More...
  • Mueller, Hans Mueller, Hans (1896-1986) German rocket technician in WW2, recruited to work with Von Braun in Kummersdorf. Later worked at Peenemuende, and in the Soviet Union after WW2. More...
  • DeFrance DeFrance, Smith J (1896-1985) American engineer. Designer and director of research for wind tunnels at Langley, 1922-1940, and Ames, 1940-1965. His work in the 1950's established blunt-body shapes for re-entry vehicles. More...
  • Schwarz, Robert Schwarz, Robert (1896-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. More...
  • Stainer Stainer, Fritz (1897-1969) German Engineer. Engineer, German glider pilot and rocket pioneer. More...
  • Winkler Winkler, Johannes (1897-1947) German engineer. Rocket enthusiast, launched first liquid rocket in Europe on 1931.02.21. More...
  • Gosslau Gosslau, Fritz (1898-1965) German rocket engine designer. More...
  • Schmidt, Paul Schmidt, Paul (1898-) German engineer, physicist and expert in jet propulsion at Peenemuende during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Munich, Allach. More...
  • Leihfeld, Ludwig Leihfeld, Ludwig (1898-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Oxygen Plant; Dept. 61/ Laboratory. More...
  • Broetler, Hugo Broetler, Hugo (1898-) German welding engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Oxygen Plant; Shop 55. More...
  • Thompson, Floyd Thompson, Floyd L (1898-1976) American engineer, at NASA 1927-1968, chief of flight research and then headed Langley. More...
  • Crowley Crowley, John W 'Gus' (1899-1974) American engineer. Worked at Langley from 1921. NASA director of research from 1945 to 1959. More...
  • Lusser Lusser, Robert (1899-1969) German Engineer. Engineer, expert in guided missiles, worked with Klemm, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, and then was head of development at the Fieselerwerke during World War II. More...
  • Opel Opel, Fritz von (1899-1971) German automobile manufacturer and rocketry enthusiast. Grandson of founder of Opel, after graduation, put in charge of testing and publicity. Funded Valier's tests of rocket engines in ground and air vehicles. More...
  • Axster Axster, Herbert Felix (1899-1991) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Tschechner, Robert Tschechner, Robert (1899-) German specialist engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacture; Laboratory Department. More...
  • Zucker Zucker, Gerhard (1900-1985) German rocket enthusiast and fraudster. In 1931-1934 toured Germany and UK with bogus 'operational' and postal rockets. Caused a death in a rocket explosion in 1964, resulting in ban of private rocketry in Germany. More...
  • Urbanski Urbanski, Arthur P (1900-1977) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. As of 1960, Head of Mechanical Systems Analsysis Branch, Quality Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Died at Huntsville. More...
  • Beckman Beckman, Arnold O (1900-2004) American engineer, inventor and manufacturer of various analytical instruments. More...
  • Tikhonravov Tikhonravov, Mikhail Klavdiyevich (1900-1974) Pioneering Soviet engineer and space visionary. Designer at Nll-4 and Korolev design bureau. Leader in development of Sputnik and Vostok spacecraft. Also performed early ICBM work and was pioneering rocketeer at GIRD and Nll-3. More...
  • Hackh Hackh, Rudolf (1900-1950) German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Putze, Oswald Putze, Oswald (1900-) German graduate engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Dept. 61/Shop 55. More...
  • Espenlaub Espenlaub, Gottlob (1900-1972) German Engineer. Glider pilot and technical designer of sail and power planes. More...
  • Barre Barre, Jean-Jacques (1901-1978) French rocket pioneer and space visionary, who developed the EA-1941 rocket in France before work was interrupted by WW2. His work continued after the war, but was eclipsed and finally replaced rockets based on German technology. More...
  • Ball Ball, Erich K A (1901-1990) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Draper Draper, Charles Stark (1901-1987) American engineer. Pioneered development of inertial navigation systems in the United States and designed the Apollo navigation system. More...
  • Vitka Vitka, Vladimir Andreyevich (1901-1989) Russian engineer. First Deputy Chief Designer 1954-1961 of Glushko design bureau. Specialised in rocket engines. More...
  • Blass Blass, Josef (1901-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. Engineer and German specialist in the Soviet Union. More...
  • Ruediger Ruediger, Walter (1901-) German measurement technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Riedel, Walter Riedel, Walter J H 'Papa' (1902-1968) German rocket engineer; worked for Heylandt, then von Braun; involved in development of V-2 engine. Disliked von Braun; left rocketry in 1946. Not to be confused with Walther Riedel or Klaus Riedl, two other contemporary rocket engineers. More...
  • Schmiedl Schmiedl, Friedrich (1902-1994) Austrian rocket pioneer, tested recoverable solid propellant rockets from 1924-1934 for use as stratospheric probes and mail delivery. Refused to participate in development of military rockets, either for the Nazis or the Americans. More...
  • Boenisch, Friedrich Boenisch, Friedrich (1902-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Dept. 61/Shop 55. More...
  • Utsch Utsch, Albert (1902-1970) German-American design engineer for McDonnell on the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft. More...
  • Fischel Fischel, Eduard Martin (1902-1984) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria, Germany. More...
  • Collins, Duncan Collins, Merwin Duncan (1902-1987) American engineer, son of a Pasadena street railway conductor, became head of Structural Design for the Atlas missile, who translated Charlie Bossart's weight-saving ideas and aims into practical and producible hardware designs. More...
  • Grevesmuehl, Alfred Grevesmuehl, Alfred (1902-) German scientist in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Director of Manufacturing; Dept. 61/Shop 55. More...
  • Myasishchev Myasishchev, Vladimir Mikhailovich (1902-1978) Soviet Chief Designer 1951-1960 of OKB-23. Developed innovative M-4, M-50 bombers, Buran cruise missiles, and VKA spaceplane. Bureau merged with Chelomei, 1960. Later Director of TsAGI. Regained his own design bureau just before his death. More...
  • Shavyrin Shavyrin, Boris Ivanovich (1902-1965) Russian engineer. From 1942-1965 Manager and Chief Designer of the Kolomna Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau. Designer of artillery and rocket equipment. More...
  • Riedel, Walther Riedel, Walther Johannes (1903-1974) German manager and engineer who managed development of V-2 rocket engine after the death of Thiel. In the US he transferred this technology to Rocketdyne, which led to the engines for the Redstone, Thor, Jupiter, Atlas, and Saturn I rockets. More...
  • Hager Hager, Karl Franz (1903-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Beduerftig Beduerftig, Hermann F (1903-1973) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Knack, Wilhelm Knack, Wilhelm (1903-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Dept. 61/Shop 55. More...
  • Neuhoefer Neuhoefer, Kurt Kunibert Karlmann (1903-1973) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Lindenberg Lindenberg, Hans (1904-1946) German-American rocket technician from Dresden. Died at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Rhode Rhode, Richard V (1904-1994) American engineer, at NASA 1925-1967, involved with air and launch vehicle research and advanced design criteria. More...
  • Vowe Vowe, Theo (1904-1989) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • De Beek De Beek, Gerd Wilhelm (1904-1989) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Atwood Atwood, W Leland 'Lee' (1904-1999) Chief Engineer at North American Aviation, 1948-1971. Supervised development of Navaho, X-15, XB-70, Apollo, and Space Shuttle. Fought indifference of the CEO to spaceflight, made the company preeminent in rocket engines, manned spaecraft. More...
  • Buckley Buckley, Edmond C (1904-1977) American engineer. Instrumentation and tracking expert at NASA, 1930 - 1969. Senior NASA official for tracking operations during the moon race, 1959-1969. More...
  • Henning Henning, Alfred H (1904-) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. Went to the USA with von Braun, by 1960, Deputy Director, Weapons System Coordination Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. More...
  • Berkner Berkner, Lloyd Viel (1905-1967) American engineer. Leading organiser of the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958 More...
  • Angele Angele, Wilhelm (1905-1996) German-American engineer. Avid amateur astronomer, control specialist in von Braun's Rocket Team. Became Head of Pilot Manufacturing Development Branch, Guidance and Control Division, Huntsville. More...
  • Hosenthien Hosenthien, Hans Henning (1905-1996) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Eisenhardt Eisenhardt, Otto Karl (1905-1986) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Bennett Bennett, Rawson (1905-1967) American engineer. Chief of Naval Research from 1956 to 1961 More...
  • Mikoyan Mikoyan, Artem Ivanovich (1905-1970) Russian Chief Designer, brother of Stalin's foreign minister, headed MiG design bureau, preeminent manufacturer of light Soviet fighters. Dabbled in rocketplanes and built and flew the MiG-105 Spiral spaceplane. More...
  • Zborowski, Helmut Zborowski, Count Helmut (1905-1969) Austrian technical designer of liquid rocket motors and expert in anti-tank missiles. In WW2 joined SS, headed aircraft engine and rocket engine development near Dachau. Received over 300 patents. Worked for the French briefly after the war. More...
  • Maus Maus, Hans Hermann (1905-1999) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Glennan Glennan, T Keith (1905-1995) American engineer, NASA administrator 1958-1961. Under his tenure NASA was created from NACA, JPL, and ABMA. He acquired von Braun's rocket team and Saturn booster from the Army, and the Air Force manned space project - renamed Mercury. More...
  • Saenger Saenger, Eugen Albert (1905-1964) German-Austrian rocket pioneer; designer of Silverbird space bomber. Worked at Trauen for Luftwaffe 1936-1944 on rocket and ramjet development; for the French 1946-1954. Research in Germany 1954-1963 included winged shuttle designs. More...
  • Schulze Schulze, August Wilhelm (1905-2001) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Conlon Conlon, Emerson W (1905-1996) American engineer. Directed development of the D-558 transonic research aircraft for the Navy. Later Chair of the Aeronautical Engineerng Department at Michigan, holding several USAF and NASA management positions on leaves of absence. More...
  • Bode Bode, Hendrik W (1905-1982) American engineer, vice president of military development and systems engineering at Bell Telephone Laboratories 1958-1967. Worked for Bell from 1926 to 1967. More...
  • Bachem Bachem, Dipl-Ing Erich (1906-1960) German sailplane designer, co-designer of the Fiesler Fi-156 Storch, with von Braun of the Fi-166 rocket fighter. Founded own company in 1942 and developed Natter rocket interceptor. Post-war co-designer of the popular Hymer camper. More...
  • Spohn Spohn, Eberhard Julius (1906-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Heidelberg, Germany. More...
  • Kaschig Kaschig, Erich (1906-1988) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Hueter Hueter, Hans (1906-1970) German-Swiss engineer. Member of the German Rocket Team in the United States after WW2. More...
  • Burden Burden, William AM (1906-1984) American engineer. Aviation consultant, served on the National Aeronautics and Space Council 1958-1959. More...
  • Abbott Abbott, Ira H (1906-1988) American aerodynamicist, at NASA 1929-1962; supervised the X-15, supersonic transport, nuclear rocket, and advanced reentry programs. More...
  • Beier Beier, Anton (1906-1960) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Stack Stack, John (1906-1972) American engineer, at NASA 1928-1962. Conducted fundamental research on transonic flight which resulted in X-1 being the first manned aircraft to break the sound barrier in 1947. More...
  • Burose Burose, Walter W B (1906-1983) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. Thereafter with the rocket team at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Lange, Hermann Lange, Hermann E (1906-1997) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Rudolph Rudolph, Arthur Louis Hugo (1906-1996) German-American rocket engineer, with Valier in 1931, von Braun from 1934. Planned V-2 production. Program manager for Redstone, Pershing, and the Saturn V. Retired 1970, but named as a war criminal, returned to Germany in 1984. More...
  • Voronin Voronin, Grigoriy Ivanovich (1906-1987) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1939-1985 of OKB-124. Specialised in life support systems for spacecraft. More...
  • Hintze Hintze, Guenther (1906-) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at El Paso, Texas. More...
  • Winskowski, Henrik Winskowski, Henrik (1906-) German design engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Engineering and Design; Dept. 61. More...
  • Riedel, Klaus Riedel, Klaus Erhardt (1907-1944) Talented German engineer, instrumental in developing the first liquid propellant rocket engines in Germany at VfR and in design and debugging of the V-2's engine. Unrelated to contemporary rocket engineers Walter Riedel and Walther Riedel. Killed in an automobile crash near Karlshagen, Germany. More...
  • Rothe Rothe, Heinrich (1907-2005) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Pobedonostsev Pobedonostsev, Yuri Aleksandrovich (1907-1973) Russian engineer. Chief Engineer 1946-49 of Nll-88. Later Chief Engineer of Nll-125. More...
  • Schierhorn, Walter Schierhorn, Walter (1907-) German welding engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Shop 55. More...
  • Tschinkel Tschinkel, Johann G (1907-2004) German-Austrian rocket technician, arrived in the United States under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. Fluent in English prior to arrival in the United States. Died in Tallahassee, Florida. More...
  • Kuers Kuers, Werner (1907-1983) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Bergeler Bergeler, Herbert R (1907-1996) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Peenemuende, Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Dorman Dorman, Bernhardt L (1907-1999) Jewish-American engineer. Key Aerojet employee, 1943-1972. More...
  • Zhao Jiuzhang Zhao Jiuzhang (1907-1968) Chinese Engineer. Leader in development of instruments for use on Chinese sounding rockets and artificial satellites. Killed by Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. More...
  • Mueller, Fritz Mueller, Fritz (1907-2001) German-American guidance system specialist, at Kreiselgeraete from 1933. Worked for von Braun in Germany and America, 1936-1960, involved in guidance platforms for Redstone, Jupiter, Pershing, and Saturn I. Went to private industry in 1960. More...
  • Wittmann Wittmann, Albin (1907-1988) German-American engineer. Member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. As of 1960, Head of Electrical Systems Analsyis Branch, Quality Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Scholz Scholz, Walter (1907-) German measurement technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Tsirulnikov Tsirulnikov, Mikhail Yurevich (1907-1990) Russian engineer. First manager of the Perm Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau (later NPO Iskra). Designer of artillery systems, solid propellant missiles, and engine units. More...
  • Viebach Viebach, Fritz (1907-1961) German rocket technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Wurster, Carl Wurster, Carl (1907-1985) German expert in rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Regensburg. More...
  • Steinhoff, Ernst Steinhoff, Ernst August Wilhelm (1908-1987) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Ackley Ackley, Robert N 'Bob' (1908-1972) American engineer. Head of Atlas missile testing in the earliest part of the program Ackley, son of a violin repairman, was head of Atlas missile testing in the earliest part of the program. More...
  • Henning, Bruno Henning, Bruno (1908-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. Engineer who worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Engineering and Design; Dept. 61. More...
  • Rees Rees, Eberhard Friedrich Michael (1908-1998) German-American engineer, von Braun's right hand man, in charge of manufacturing 1940-1969 for V-2, Redstone, Jupiter, and rockets stages for Saturn LVs that took America to the moon. Succeeded von Braun as Director at Huntsville 1970-1973. More...
  • Chwalczyk, Rudolf Chwalczyk, Rudolf (1908-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Shop 55. More...
  • Bringer Bringer, Karl-Heinz (1908-1999) German engineer. Developer of the Viking engine and propulsion leader of the German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Cai Jintao Cai Jintao (1908-1996) Chinese Engineer. Chinese communications and telemetry systems engineer. More...
  • Boehm Boehm, Josef Maria (1908-1973) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Silverstein Silverstein, Abe (1908-2001) American engineer. Chaired committee that set NASA's spaceflight plans for the 1960's. Director, NASA Cleveland 1961-1970. More...
  • Nowak, Max Nowak, Max Ernst (1908-1998) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Dunn Dunn, Louis G (1908-1979) American engineer. At Ramo-Woolridge headed oversight of development of the Thor, Titan, Atlas, and Minuteman missiles for the USAF More...
  • Mandel Mandel, Carl Heinz (1908-1982) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II, member of von Braun rocket team. As of 1960, Head of Gyro and Stabliizer Branch, Guidance and Control Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Died at Madison, Alabama. More...
  • Ivensen Ivensen, Pavel Albertovich (1908-) Russian engineer. Participated in the early development of Proton and Salyut. Chelomei design bureau engineer. More...
  • Kotelnikov Kotelnikov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich (1908-) Russian engineer. At OKB MEI 1947-1954 and then at the Institute of Radio Technology and Electronics. More...
  • Parsons, John Parsons, John F (1908-1969) American engineer, at NASA 1931-1956, led design, construction, and operation of wind tunnels at Ames. More...
  • Stolpe Stolpe, Felix (1908-) German telemetry engineer in WW2, worked afterwards in the Soviet Union. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Alekseyev, Semyon Alekseyev, Semyon Mikhailovich (1909-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1952-1973 of OKB Zvezda. Specialised in design of spacesuits and airlocks. More...
  • Dhom Dhom, Friedrich (1909-1988) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Brownsboro, Texas. More...
  • Schwarz, Friedrich Schwarz, Friedrich Wilhelm (1909-1961) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Phoenix, Arizona. More...
  • Duerr Duerr, Friedrich (1909-2000) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Paul Paul, Hans (1909-1980) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Roth Roth, Ludwig (1909-1967) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Milde Milde, Hans Walter (1909-1990) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Died at Grant, Alabama. More...
  • Paetz Paetz, Robert Heinrich Karl (1909-1998) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Bronwell Bronwell, Arthur B (1909-1985) American electrical engineer, professor at Northwestern University, then president of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1955-1962, then the dean of engineering at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. More...
  • Lozino-Lozinskiy Lozino-Lozinskiy, Gleb Yevgenyevich (1909-2001) Russian Chief Designer of spaceplanes, headed NPO Molniya 1976-2001. Developed the Buran space shuttle and MAKS spaceplane. Earlier had headed the Spiral spaceplane project at MiG 1965-1976. More...
  • Helm Helm, Bruno (1909-1987) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Dmitriev Dmitriev, Igor Fedorovich (1909-) Russian engineer. First Deputy Chief, Central Committee Defence Industries Department, 1965-1981. Succeeded Serbin. More...
  • Lobanov Lobanov, Nikolai Aleksandrovich (1909-1978) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1968-1977 of NIEI PDS. Specialised in parachutes and succeeded Tkachev. More...
  • Schneider, Hans Schneider, Hans (1909-1990) German expert in jet propulsion at Peenemuende during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Munich. Later became head of ERNO. More...
  • Okhapkin Okhapkin, Sergei Osipovich (1910-1980) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1952-1976 of Korolev design bureau. Led work on the N1 and was Mishin's First Deputy. More...
  • Haase, Heinz Haase, Heinz (1910-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. Graduate engineer who worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked as Deputy in charge of the Oxygen Plant. More...
  • Neubert Neubert, Erich Walter (1910-1999) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Heimberg Heimburg, Karl Ludwig (1910-1997) German-American engineer. Worked in Japan 1937-1941, then at Peenemuende. Worked on test stands for Wasserfall and A4b. Helped with Backfire. Then joined von Braun team, becoming Director, Test Division, in Huntsville. More...
  • Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Clarence L 'Kelly' (1910-1990) American engineer, at Lockheed 1933-1975, headed 'Skunk Works' design shop, responsible for F-80, F-104, Suntan, U-2,, and SR-71 designs among many others. More...
  • Reisig Reisig, Gerhard Herbert Richard (1910-2005) German engineer. Expert in guided missile guidance, telemetry, and control, working for von Braun from 1937. Worked for Dornberger on Wasserfall SAM from 1943. Member of von Braun's Rocket Team in the US from 1947. More...
  • Overhage Overhage, Carl FJ (1910-1995) American physicist, director of Lincoln Laboratories 1957-1964. More...
  • Utkin, Ivan Utkin, Ivan Ivanovich (1910-1985) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1960-1970 of NII IT. Specialised in spacecraft memory data recorders. More...
  • Gruene Gruene, Hans (1910-1980) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Jones, Robert Jones, Robert 'RT' (1910-1999) American engineer, credited by NASA as inventor of the swept-back and oblique wing concepts. More...
  • Schnarowski Schnarowski, Heinz Ludwig (1910-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Hyatt Hyatt, Abraham (1910-1998) American engineer. Navy chief aeronautics scientist, 1948-1958. Director positions at NASA, 1959-1964. After 1965 corporated director at NA. More...
  • MacNabb MacNabb, Byron Gordon (1910-1997) American engineer. Headed Convair operations at Cape Canaveral throughout development flight test of the Atlas. More...
  • Drawe Drawe, Gerhardt (1910-1996) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Goett Goett, Harry J (1910-2000) American engineer. At Langley from 1936, headed flight research at Ames 1958-1959, director of Goddard 1959-1965. Headed important 1960 committee that established NASA LV development plans. At Ford Aerospace from 1965. More...
  • Schwarz, Willi Schwarz, Willi (1910-) German test engineer in WW2, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked as Deputy to the Test Bench Chief; Laboratory Department. More...
  • Pickering Pickering, William H (1910-2004) New Zealand-American Chief Designer, Director JPL, 1954-1976. Under his leadership the first successful probes to earth orbit, the Moon, Venus, and Mars were designed, built, and flown (Explorer, Pioneer, Ranger, Mariner,Surveryor, Viking). More...
  • Heinisch Heinisch, Kurt (1910-) German rocket technician at Peenemuende. More...
  • Lipp Lipp, James E (1910-) American engineer, at Douglas, 1935-1948; at Rand from 1948, heading its aerospace division. More...
  • Pierce Pierce, John R (1910-) American engineer, commonly referred to as the inventor of the communications satellite in 1954. He worked for 35 years as an engineer at Bell Labs and then worked at the California Institute of Technology and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. More...
  • Schwidetzky Schwidetzky, Walter Hans (1910-) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Living in San Diego, California in 2004. More...
  • Merk, Ernst Merk, Ernst Helmut (1911-2005) German expert in guided missiles during World War II. Arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. More...
  • Bauschinger Bauschinger, Oscar (1911-1989) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Friedrich, Hans Friedrich, Hans Rudolph (1911-1958) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Schilling Schilling, Martin (1911-2002) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Mrazek Mrazek, Willi (1911-1992) German-American engineer. Worked at Peenemuende from early days, but sent to Russian Front before being returned. A loads engineer, he went with von Braun to the US and became Director, Structures and Mechanics Division, at Huntsville. More...
  • Broglio Broglio, Luigi (1911-2001) Italian engineer. Leading Italian space engineer. Chairman of the Italian National Committee on Space Research. Conceived and directed the San Marco orbital launch platform off the coast of Kenya, 1964-1988. More...
  • Bredt Bredt, Irene (1911-1983) German engineer. Wife of Eugen Saenger and co-designer of the Silverbird spaceplane More...
  • Standley Standley, Lloyd William (1912-1998) American engineer. Chief of Mechanical Design for the Atlas. More...
  • Hoelzer Hoelzer, Helmut (1912-1987) German-American engineer. Worked at Peenemuende from 1939 on V-2 guidance system and Messina telemetry system. Led similar efforts for von Braun's later missiles, becoming Director, Computation Division, at Huntsville. More...
  • Chertok Chertok, Boris Yevseyevich (1912-) Pioneering Russian guidance and control engineer, key member of Korolev's design team 1946-1992. Deputy Chief Designer 1956-1992, created Soyuz and N1 LV control systems. His frank biography is a key source for Soviet space history. More...
  • Drews, Erich Drews, Erich (1912-) German coppersmith in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Manufacturing; Department Laboratory. More...
  • Schlitt Schlitt, Helmut Wilhelm Emil (1912-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Hoelker Hoelker, Rudi (1912-2003) German-American engineer. Member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. As of 1960, Deputy Director, Aeroballistics Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Died at Cambridge, Massachusetts. More...
  • Sieber Sieber, Werner (1912-1995) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Fuhrmann Fuhrmann, Herbert Walter (1912-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Heusinger Heusinger, Bruno (1912-1973) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Huzel Huzel, Dieter Karl F (1912-1994) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Pilz, Arthur Pilz, Arthur (1912-) German master mechanic in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Test Bench; Laboratory Department. More...
  • Horn Horn, Helmut (1912-1994) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Tessmann Tessmann, Bernhard (1912-1998) Austrian-German engineer, leading engine test at Peenemuende from 1936. In 1943 evacuated to Koelpinsee; designed V-2 mobile launcher and planned Zement facility at Ebensee. In US from 1945, worked as von Braun's Deputy Director for Testing. More...
  • Hoberg Hoberg, Otto August (1912-1991) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Malina Malina, Frank J (1912-1981) American engineer, one of the inventors of the American liquid fuel rocket at CalTech in the 1930's. Led development of the WAC-Corporal rocket, but uninterested in military projects. Moved to Paris to work with UN and later was an artist. More...
  • Forman Forman, Edward S (1912-1973) Early American rocket pioneer; co-founder of Aerojet More...
  • Dannenberg Dannenberg, Konrad (1912-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Gengelbach Gengelbach, Werner Kurt (1912-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Jasper Jasper, Alois (1912-) German rocket technician in WW2; worked in the Soviet Union after WW2. More...
  • Konopalev Konopalev, Boris Mikhailovich (1912-1960) Russian engineer. Specialised in guidance at Nll-885, Nll-695, and OKB-692. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe. More...
  • Lindenmayer Lindenmayer, Hans Josef (1912-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Nudelman Nudelman, Aleksandr Emmanuelovich (1912-1996) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1965-1987 of OKB8-16. Pre-eminent designer of aircraft guns in the Soviet Union. Adapted his aircraft designs for self-defence space guns for Kozlov's Soyuz VI and Chelomei's Almaz spacecraft. More...
  • Prier Prier, Erich (1912-1989) German Engineer. Engineer at Rheinmetall Borsig. More...
  • Stroyev Stroyev, Nikolai Sergeyevich (1912-1997) Russian engineer. Director of Gromov LII 1954-1966. Specialised in spacecraft testing and later was on VPK Military-Industrial Commission. More...
  • Weidner Weidner, Hermann Joachim (1912-) German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. As of 1960, Deputy Director, Structures and Mechanics Division, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Living in Solms, Germany in 2004. More...
  • Muehlner Muehlner, Joachim Wilhelm (1913-2004) German-American radio engineer, at Peenemuende from 1939 . One of the few of von Braun's team that worked on all major programs, from the doppler transponder for the V-2 to the electronic landing systems for the Space Shuttle in 1978. More...
  • Petrov, Boris Petrov, Boris Nikolayevich (1913-1980) Russian engineer, Department Chief 1951-1980 of the Institute of Control Problems, chair of the Inter-Cosmos Council, which promoted cooperation in space among eastern European nations during the height of the Cold War, 1966-1980. More...
  • Patt Patt, Kurt Paul Erich (1913-1969) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Porter Porter, Richard W (1913-1996) American engineer; his 400-strong GE team at Malta, NY, built US versions of the V-2 and Wasserfall, and engine for Vanguard. Influential, on many committees, but Malta was a dead-end, and closed in 1984. More...
  • Haukohl Haukohl, Guenther (1913-2002) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Grau Grau, Dieter (1913-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Kuznetsov, Viktor Kuznetsov, Viktor Ivanovich (1913-1991) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1946-1989 of Nll-10 and NII-44. Specialised in missile and spaceship gyroscopes. More...
  • Ross, Chan Ross, Chandler Cole 'Chan' (1913-1991) American engineer. Director of numerous advanced projects at Aerojet (including Aerotojet, Aerorocket, NERVA). More...
  • Zeiler Zeiler, Albert Franz (1913-1976) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died in Florida. More...
  • Steurer Steurer, Wolfgang Hermann (1913-1986) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Wooldridge Wooldridge, Dean E (1913-2006) American engineer, co-founder of TRW in 1953, director of TRW STL 1962-on. More...
  • Bogomolov Bogomolov, Aleksei Fedorovich (1913-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1954-1988 of OKB MEI. More...
  • Voss, Werner Voss, Werner (1913-1993) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Voskresenskiy Voskresenskiy, Leonid Aleksandrovich (1913-1965) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1953-1964 of Korolev design bureau. More...
  • Chavez Chavez, Salomon E 'Sol' (1913-2001) Hispanic-American engineer. Atlas missile test supervisor, 1958-1973. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Ames Ames, Milton B (1913-1992) American engineer, at NASA in leadership positions, 1936-1972. More...
  • Gilruth Gilruth, Robert R (1913-2000) American engineer, at NASA 1937-1952. Head of Mercury, 1959-1962, Director, Houston, 1962-1972. Under his leadership Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo were designed and flown, America won the moon race, and the shuttle was designed. More...
  • Eiseler, Hans Eiseler, Hans (1913-) German graduate engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Engineering and Design; Dept. 61. More...
  • Staats Staats, Friedrich (1913-2002) German electronics engineer, worked for Steinhoff at Peenemuende, but stayed in Germany after war. Founded and led the leading German rocket society 1952-1990 (designated sequentially DAFRA, DRG, HOG, DGLR). More...
  • Scheufelen Scheufelen, Klaus Eduard (1913-2008) German engineer, V-2 test leader. At end of war headed development of Taifun unguided antiaircraft rocket, characterised as a 'desperation project'. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Living in Lenningen, Germany in 2004. More...
  • Li Xun Li Xun (1913-1983) Chinese Engineer. Metallurgist who developed alloys crucial to China's nuclear, missile, and space programmes. More...
  • Hirschler Hirschler, Otto Heinrich (1913-2001) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Stuhlinger Stuhlinger, Ernst (1913-2008) German-American engineer. Member of the German Rocket Team in the United States after WW2. More...
  • Budnik Budnik, Vasili Sergeyevich (1913-) Russian engineer. First Deputy Designer of KB Yuzhnoye 1954-1972. More...
  • Baryshev Baryshev, Vladimir Mikhailovich (1913-1992) Russian engineer. Designer of automated check-out and launch systems. Deputy General Designer and Chief of Filial 2 of TsKB Mashinostroenniye. More...
  • Clauser Clauser, Francis H (1913-) American aerodynamicist, at Douglas 1937-1946; Johns Hopkins, 1946-1960; Caltech 1969-1980. More...
  • Eidis Eidis, Arkadiy lonovich (1913-) Russian engineer. Chelomei's First Deputy General Designer. Headed Chelomei design bureau Filial 3 1962-1965. More...
  • Hoch Hoch, Johannes (1913-1955) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. Flight control technician; worked in the Soviet Union after WW2. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Morris Morris, Brooks (1913-1961) American Engineer. Brooks Morris was an aerospace engineer who worked as a manager of quality assurance and reliability at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1961-1981. More...
  • Pehle Pehle, Max (1913-) German measurement technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Puellenberg Puellenberg, Albert (1913-) German engineer. Led the Hannover Group of German rocket experimenters 1931-1935, and renewed German citizen rocketry 1952-1964. More...
  • Toebe Toebe, Konrad (1913-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. Engineer, German airplane and rocket technician; worked in the Soviet Union. More...
  • Withee Withee, Wallace W (1913-) American engineer. Member of the Atlas management team; headed test operations. More...
  • Wasielewski Wasielewski, Eugene W (1913-1972) American engineer, at NASA 1947-1960, developing major engine-testing laboratories and supersonic wind tunnels. More...
  • Albring Albring, Werner (1914-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. More...
  • Heller Heller, Gerhard Bernhard (1914-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Minning Minning, Rudolf Friederich Franz (1914-1998) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Klaus Klaus, Ernst E (1914-1986) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Tiller Tiller, Werner (1914-1974) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Bushuyev Bushuyev, Konstantin Davidovich (1914-1978) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer to Korolev, 1954-1975. More...
  • Kroll Kroll, Gustav (1914-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Hellebrandt Hellebrandt, Emil A H, (1914-1981) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Rosinski Rosinski, Werner Kurt-Otto (1914-2000) German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Worked his entire life with the rocket team, at Fort Bliss, White Stands, and then at Huntsville. Died at Huntsville, Alabama. More...
  • Parsons Parsons, John Marvel Whiteside 'Jack' (1914-1952) American rocket pioneer; co-founder of Aerojet, inventor of solid rocket propellant and American inventor of the storable liquid rocket. Dabbled in the occult, expelled from Aerojet on DoD orders. Killed mixing rocket fuel in his garage. More...
  • Lindner Lindner, Kurt A (1914-1960) German-American engineer. Member of the von Braun's Rocket Team, became director of the Guidance and Control Laboratory of the Research and Development Division at Huntsville. More...
  • Guendel Guendel, Herbert Hans (1914-1976) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Boston, New York. More...
  • Donovan Donovan, Allen Frances (1914-) American engineer. Headed aeronautical mechanics department at Cornell 1946-1955. Senior Vice President, technical, Aerospace Corp, 1960-1978. More...
  • Haeussermann Haeussermann, Walter (1914-) German-American engineer. Worked on V-2 gyro platform at Peenemuende 1939-1942. Returned to von Braun's team in US in 1948, working on Hermes II and Redstone guidance systems, becoming Director, Guidance and Control Division, at Huntsville. More...
  • Peery Peery, David J (1914-) American engineer. Influential aerospace structures engineer; proved integrity of Atlas balloon tank. More...
  • Rosenbaum Rosenbaum, Mortimer (1914-) American engineer. Vice President of Engineering for the Atlas program. More...
  • Sendler Sendler, Karl (1914-) Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Schlidt Schlidt, Rudolf Karl Hans (1914-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Rosen, Milton Rosen, Milton W (1915-) American engineer, at NRL 1940-1957. Supervised Viking rocket 1947-1955, Vanguard rocket 1955-1958. Took the fall for Vanguard's loss of space race to Sputnik. At NASA 1958-1974, involved in key launch vehicle decisions 1958-1963. More...
  • Raushenbakh Raushenbakh, Boris Viktorovich (1915-) Russian engineer. Department Chief 1960-1973 of Korolev design bureau. Specialised in guidance systems. More...
  • Thiel, Adolf Thiel, Adolf Karl (1915-2001) German-American engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Palos Verdes Estates, California. More...
  • Woerdemann Woerdemann, Hugo H (1915-1999) German-American radio systems engineer, first worked with early rocketeers in 1934. Member of the Rocket Team at Peenemuende and the United States until 1950; thereafter working in radio technology for North American Aviation and his own firm, Magnetic Research Corporation. Died a grapefruit rancher in Temecula, California. More...
  • Klein, Johann Klein, Johann (1915-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Bergen Bergen, William (1915-1987) American Chief Designer. Oversaw the development of the Viking and Titan rockets at Martin. After the Apollo fire, hired by North American to get Apollo to the moon. Stayed on during design of the Space Shuttle and B-1 bomber. More...
  • Schuler Schuler, Albert E (1915-1998) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Chamberlin Chamberlin, James A (1915-1981) Canadian-American engineer. Lead at Avro for fighters, 1945-1959. Lead positions at NASA, 1959-1970. Conceived modular design for Gemini and pushed its use for lunar mission. At McDonnell-Douglas 1970-1981; headed their shuttle bid. More...
  • Ames, Charles Ames, Charles Stuart 'Charlie' (1915-1988) American engineer, son of an iron works machinist, Project Engineer on the MX-774 and early Atlas programs. He was remembered as rock-solid, smart, practical, able to obtain the best designs by trading off inter-departmental concepts. More...
  • Storms Storms, Harrison Allen (1915-1992) American Chief Designer who led development of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn S-II at North American. Earlier he had led the company to dominance in high-speed flight, with the X-15, F-108, and B-70. Scapegoated for the the Apollo fire. More...
  • Geissler Geissler, Ernst (1915-1989) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Maloy Maloy, Travis L (1915-2006) American engineer. Manager of flight test and launch operations for the Atlas. More...
  • Bucher Bucher, Erich German expert in guided missiles during World War II. More...
  • Guderlein Guderlein German expert in guided missiles during World War II. More...
  • Loertsch Loertsch German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA as assistant to Engine Department Head Pilz. More...
  • Gray Gray, Edward Z (1915-) American engineer. At Boeing Co. 1943-1963 working on jets, then DynaSoar and Minuteman. NASA director of advanced manned missions, 1963-1967. At Grumman 1967-1973, then NASA 1978-1979, finally at Bendix. More...
  • Trifanov Trifanov, Yuri Nikolayevich Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer of Chelomei design bureau Filial 1. Later management positions at NPO Energia and NPO Lavochkin. More...
  • Poletaev Poletaev, Boris Ivanovich Russian engineer. General Director and Chief Designer of KB Arsenal Developed naval artillery, missiles, and satellites. More...
  • Pallo Pallo, Vladimir Vladimirovich Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer of Chelomei Bureau Filial 1. Led work on the DOS and Salyut stations. More...
  • Chmielewski Chmielewski, Jerzy Polish Engineer. Polish engineer for underground defence construction. More...
  • Khomyakov Khomyakov, Mikhail Stepanovich Russian engineer. Deputy General Designer of NPO Energia. At Korolev design bureau, he was lead designer for Sputnik. More...
  • Kurilo Kurilo Soviet Engineer. Soviet leader of German rocket technology transfer at Kleinbodungen. More...
  • Wurster, Hermann Wurster, Hermann German Engineer. Chief pilot at Messerschmitt, technical designer of the surface-to-air missile Enzian. More...
  • Rashkov Rashkov, Semen Yuvelevich Soviet Engineer. Soviet rocket engineer. More...
  • Stewart, Homer Stewart, Homer J (1915-) American engineer, worked on rocketry and robotic space exploration at Caltech, JPL, and NASA 1938-1967. More...
  • Kostin Kostin, PaveI Ivanovich Soviet Engineer. Soviet rocket engineer More...
  • Castenholtz Castenholtz, Daniel D American engineer. Manager of J-2 engine development at Rocketdyne. More...
  • Petersen Petersen, Karl German expert in guided missiles during World War II. More...
  • Ogthoff Ogthoff, Leopold German expert in guided missiles during World War II. More...
  • Bethge Bethge, Friedrich Wilhelm German engineer at Peenemuende. More...
  • Haug Haug German engineer, member of the Rocket Team in France after WW2. Secondary school teacher, made responsible for translation and interface with the French engineers of the German rocket technicians working at LRBA in France after WW2. More...
  • Saurma von Saurma, Friedrich und Hans German-American rocket engine designer, worked at Huntsville with von Braun. Ranking Prussian aristrocrat of the German rocket team. His wife was von Braun's personal secretary. More...
  • Shurygin Shurygin, Viktor Aleksandrovich Russian engineer. Director and General Designer of TsKB Titan, Volgograd. Designer of missile launchers. More...
  • Wehner Wehner, R S (1915-) American Engineer. R.S. Wehner was research scientist with the Radio Corporation of America, 1943-1945; Airborne Instrument Laboratory, 1945-1948; the Rand Corp., 1948-1951; and the Hughes Aircraft Co., 1951-1959. More...
  • Zolke Zolke, Helmut Max Arthur (1915-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Groettrup Groettrup, Helmut (1916-1981) German engineer. Head of German design group held in Russia German rocket guidance expert, worked at Peenemuende and later headed German rocket team in Russia, 1945-1953. Headed the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Stanley Stanley, Wellington J 'Bill' (1916-2002) American engineer. Headed Atlas process engineering and facilities planning. More...
  • Bikle Bikle, Paul F (1916-1991) American engineer. Worked at Wright Field and Edwards AFB from 1940. Director NASA Edwards 1959-1971. Oversaw projects from the XB-43 through the X-15 to the NASA lifting bodies. More...
  • Finzel Finzel, Alfred Johannes (1916-1984) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Feltz Feltz, Charles H (1916-2003) Leading American space engineer. At North American 1940-1981. Chief Engineer on X-15, Apollo, and Space Shuttle. 1974-1981 served as Rockwell corporate trouble-shooter. More...
  • Bykov Bykov, Yuri Sergeyevich (1916-1970) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1959-1970 of Nll-95. Specialised in communications systems for piloted spacecraft. More...
  • Erdmann Erdmann, Siegfried (1916-2002) German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Berlin. Died in the Netherlands. More...
  • Krieger Krieger, Robert L (1916-1990) American engineer, at NASA 1936-1981. Headed Wallops Island facility, 1948-1981. During his career there, Wallops launched thousands of test vehicles, including 19 satellites. More...
  • Lidorenko Lidorenko, Nikolai Stepanovich (1916-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer of NII IT. Specialised in power sources for spacecraft, including Sputnik. More...
  • Moore Moore, John R (1916-) American engineer, developed pioneering inertial navigation and automated flight control systems for Navaho, leading to systems for the X-15, B-70, and Apollo, making North American the premier US contractor for advanced inertial navigation. More...
  • Matheis Matheis, Fritz (1916-) German measurement technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Stever Stever, Horton Guyford (1916-) American physicist, led numerous US government committees, advisory positions, and panels on science policy from 1947-1986. More...
  • Sheremetyevskiy Sheremetyevskiy, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1916-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1974-1991 of losifyan design bureau. Specialised in power sources and earth survey satellites. More...
  • Wozniak Wozniak, Frank (1916-) American engineer. Member of Atlas engineering team. More...
  • Ehricke Ehricke, Krafft Arnold (1917-1984) Visionary German-American engineer. Protege of Thiel at Peenemuende; early concepts for nuclear and Lox/LH2 engines. Left von Braun team, developed Centaur at Convair 1956-1964. Prolific output of advanced concepts, but poor program manager. More...
  • Kamm Kamm, Robert W (1917-2001) American aerodynamicist, at NASA 1939-1946, 1959-1968. Served in NASA California management positions. More...
  • Klippel, Alfred Klippel, Alfred (1917-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Electrical Circuits; Shop 55. More...
  • Prophett Prophett, Philip M (1917-1999) American engineer. Convair chief test pilot; took Atlas ICBM base activation through its most critical phase. More...
  • Ulmer Ulmer, Ralph E (1917-1985) American engineer, at NASA 1938-1973, budget officer and program analyst. More...
  • Young, Robert Young, Robert B (1917-1979) American engineer. Key manager at Aerojet, working there from the 1940's, responsible for the rocket engines for the Titan, the Apollo SPS, and Shuttle OMS. More...
  • Michel, Josef Michel, Josef Martin (3797-1997) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Apel Apel, Erich (1917-1965) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. More...
  • Borisenko Borisenko, Mikahil Ivanovich (1917-1984) Russian designer of missile radio control systems, 1946-1975 developed radio control systems for R-1, R-2, R-5, and R-7 missiles and satellites at the Moscow Scientific Research Radio Technical Institute (MPSS). Director of MPSS 1975-1984. More...
  • Boguslavskiy Boguslavskiy, Yevgeni Yakovlevich (1917-1969) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1950-1969 of Ryazanskiy design bureau. Specialised in spacecraft guidance systems. More...
  • Fichtner Fichtner, Hans Joachim Oskar (1917-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Phillips, Franklyn Phillips, Franklyn W (1917-) American engineer, at NASA 1941-1964. Administered variety of aircraft and missile programs in 1950's. Assistant to NASA administrator 1958-1962. More...
  • Patterson Patterson, William Howell (1917-1999) American engineer. Part of the Atlas management team. More...
  • Wohlfahrt, Kurt Wohlfahrt, Kurt (1917-) German engineer, worked at Peenemuende in WW2; worked in the Soviet Union afterwards. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Zangl Zangl, Wolfgang (1917-1962) German engineer. Head of the Research Section at LRBA in France. Later worked as head of the research department at LRBA in France from 1947. Died in 1962, in Paris. More...
  • Mueller Mueller, George Edwin (1918-) American engineer. Headed the NASA Office of Manned Spaceflight during the Apollo program. More...
  • Poppel Poppel, Theodor Anton (1918-1986) German-American engineer, ember of von Braun's team, expert in guided missile ground support during WW2, and continued in that role in the US. Played a key role in designing Saturn I LC34, and the Saturn V's VAB and Transporter-Crawler. More...
  • Likhushin Likhushin, Valentin Yakovlevich (1918-1982) Russian engineer. Director of NII-1 1955-1988. Specialised in advanced engines. More...
  • Vandersee Vandersee, Fritz (1918-1975) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Meier, Otto Meier, Otto (1918-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Oxygen Plant; Laboratory Department. More...
  • Johnson, Vincent Johnson, Vincent L (1918-2005) American engineer, at USN 1947-1960, NASA 1960-1974. Program manager for Scout, Delta, and Centaur. More...
  • Seamans Seamans, Robert C (1918-2008) American engineer. Key leadership positions at NASA 1960-1968 during the Apollo program. More...
  • Baum, Werner Baum, Werner (1918-) German engineer, member of Rocket Team in the Soviet Union after WW2. Worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952 as Deputy of the Chief and Technical Designer; Dept. 61. More...
  • Mnatsakanian Mnatsakanian, Armen Sergeyevich (1918-1992) Armenian-Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1953-1969 of Nll-648. Specialised in spacecraft telemetry and radar systems. More...
  • Aulehner Aulehner, Sebastian (1918-) German Engineer. Worked at Peenemuende and at the Zentralwerk. More...
  • Gardner, Philip Gardner, Philip T (1918-) American engineer. Manager of test laboratories for the Atlas program. More...
  • Ivanov, Ivan Ivanov, Ivan (1918-) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer of Yangel design bureau. Led work on the engine for the LK manned lunar lander. More...
  • Jacobi Jacobi, Walter (1918-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Pepping Pepping, Raymond Austin (1918-) American engineer. Headed the Mercury, Gemini, and Skylab programs at McDonnell Saint Louis More...
  • Paton Paton, Boris Yevgenyevich (1918-) Russian engineer. Director of Institute of Electrical Welding from 1953. Developed equipment for N1 fabrication and the Vulkan space welding unit. More...
  • Rosselevich Rosselevich, Igor Aleksandrovich (1918-1991) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1954-1983 of Nll-380. Specialised in television systems for spacecraft More...
  • Johnson, Caldwell Johnson, Caldwell Christian (1919-) American designer, at NASA 1937-1972, second part of the creative pairing with American "chief designer" Max Faget. He laid out the basic design for the Mercury and Apollo spacecraft. More...
  • Reinhard, Siegfried Reinhard, Siegfried (1919-) German designer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked in Engineering and Design; Dept. 61. More...
  • Palaoro Palaoro, Hans Rudolf (1919-1994) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Houbolt Houbolt, John C (1919-) American engineer, at NASA 1945-1985. Claimed to have discovered and certainly promoted the lunar orbit rendezvous strategy used for Apollo. More...
  • von Braun, Magnus von Braun, Freiherr Magnus (1919-2003) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Fletcher Fletcher, James C (1919-1991) American engineer, administrator of NASA 1971-1977 (completion of Apollo and beginning of shuttle) and 1986-1989 (NASA restructuring after Challenger disaster). More...
  • Williams, Walter Williams, Walter C (1919-1995) American engineer, at NASA 1940-1964, founded NASA flight test facility at Edwards AFB, directed operations for Mercury. 1964-1975, VP at Aerospace Corporation. 1975-1982 chief engineer of NASA. More...
  • Wyatt Wyatt, DeMarquis D (1919-1996) American engineer, at NASA 1944-1973, specialized in supersonic research in propulsion system installations, from 1958 management positions at headquarters. More...
  • Melnikov Melnikov, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1919-1996) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1960-1974 at Korolev design bureau. Specialised in engines, including Blok D. More...
  • Kozlov Kozlov, Dmitri Ilich (1919-) Russian Chief Designer. Lead Designer for the R-7 ICBM, then headed Samara bureau for production engineering for the Soyuz rocket, Zenit and Yantar reconnaisance satellites. More...
  • Knittel, Heinz Knittel, Heinz (1919-) German precision mechanic, in the rocket team in Russia. Worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's bureau 1947-1952 in the Test Bench and Laboratory Departments. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Timmons Timmons, Kenneth P (1919-1994) American engineer. Headed the Skylab Multiple Docking Adapter and External Tank projects. More...
  • Lundin Lundin, Bruce T (1919-2006) American engineer, at NASA 1943-1977, heading propulsion development efforts at Lewis, notably the Centaur engine. More...
  • Abramov, Anatoli Abramov, Anatoli Petrovich (1919-1998) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1966-1980 of Korolev design bureau. Specialised in launch complexes. More...
  • Harrison Harrison, John (1919-) American engineer. Manager of Test Operations for the Atlas-Centaur and Titan 3E-Centaur. More...
  • Holderer Holderer, Oskar F (1919-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Puckett Puckett, Allen E (1919-) American engineer. Leader at Hughes Aircraft, 1949-1987. Led development of radars and missiles in 1950's, took Hughes into communications satellite field in 1960's. More...
  • Stuwe Stuwe, Botho (1919-) German Engineer. Engineer at Peenemuende and book author. More...
  • Bowers Bowers, Jack L 'John' (1920-2000) American engineer. Convair corporate officer in charge of Atlas development during the peak of its development phase. More...
  • Wiesemann Wiesemann, Walter Fritz (1920-2000) German-American engineer. Reassigned from Luftwaffe to Peenemuende in 1941. Worked on anti-aircraft rockets, went to America with von Braun's team in 1945, working on Huntsville projects until retirement in 1970. More...
  • Neumeister, Lisa Neumeister, Lisa (1920-) Wife of a German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union, worked as a translator for rocket engine developers in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. More...
  • Charyk Charyk, Joseph Vincent (1920-) Canadian-American engineer. Chief Scientist, USAF, and First Director, NRO, 1961-1963. Founder of geosynchronous communications satellite industry. Headed Comsat as President, CEO, Chairman, 1963-1985. More...
  • Anderson, Robert Anderson, Robert American engineer. President of Rockwell International during development of the space shuttle. More...
  • Millinger Millinger, Heinz Albert (1920-) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. As of 2008 living in Marburg, Germany. More...
  • Blokhin Blokhin, Yuri Dmitryevich Russian engineer. Head of Mikoyan KB space section. Worked on the Spiral spaceplane. More...
  • Radovskiy Radovskiy, Viktor Petrovich (1920-) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer of OKB-456. Specialised in rocket engines and succeeded Glushko 1989. More...
  • Zaslovskiy Zaslovskiy, Mark Yefimovich (1920-1995) Russian engineer. Chief of Section and Chief Designer of GOSNIITsRTI Minradioprom. Began work with Yangel at the end of the 1950's on electronic systems for satellites. More...
  • Holmes, Brainard Holmes, D Brainard (1921-) American engineer and senior manager, at Bell 1945-1953; RCA, 1953-1961; Deputy Associate Administration for Manned Space Flight at NASA, 1961-1963. Thereafter at Raytheon 1963-1982, and Beechcraft from 1982. More...
  • Crooks Crooks, James Wesley (1921-1983) American engineer. Inventor of the Atlas radio guidance system and the Azusa and Glotrac launch vehicle tracking systems. More...
  • Hartshorn Hartshorn, Carl Lawrence 'Larry' (1921-2000) American engineer. Chief of Design for Plant Engineering for the Atlas More...
  • Faget Faget, Maxime A (1921-2004) American Chief Designer of American manned spacecraft. Designed Mercury, Apollo, and Shuttle spacecraft. More...
  • Paine Paine, Thomas O (1921-1992) American engineer, at General Electric, then NASA Administrator 1968-1970. His ambitious post-Apollo programs were not received well by the Nixon administration. More...
  • Chana Chana, William 'Bill' (1921-) American engineer. Part of the Atlas management team; worked in customer support and marketing. More...
  • Dempsey Dempsey, James Raymon (1921-) American engineer. Headed development of the Atlas missile at Convair. More...
  • Flax Flax, Alexander H (1921-) American engineer. Worked at Curtiss 1940-1944; Piasecki 1944-1946; Cornell 1946-1955. Leading scientific positions at USAF 1955-1969. More...
  • Haig Haig, Thomas O American engineer and meteorologist, developed Moby Dick balloon, ground control stations for early USAF reconnsats, the first weather satellites, the Thor-Burner booster. Later worked on MOL and first global weather monitoring system. More...
  • Hansen Hansen, Grant Lewis (1921-) American engineer, aerospace manager who played key roles in development of the Thor and Centaur rockets. More...
  • Wang Xiji Wang Xiji Chinese space technology pioneer. Chief Designer of China's sounding rockets, first space launch vehicle, and first recoverable satellites. More...
  • Shabarov Shabarov, Yevgeni Vasilyevich (1922-) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer at Korolev design bureau. Led the flight testing of piloted spacecraft. More...
  • Gusev Gusev, Leonid Ivanovich (1922-) Russian engineer. Director of Nll-695. After 1965 Director of NIIP. Led work on guidance systems. More...
  • Stearns Stearns, Edward V (1922-2001) American physicist, with Rand 1949-1954; assistant Chief Engineer, Lockheed Missile and Space, after 1954. More...
  • Ivanovskiy Ivanovskiy, Oleg Genrikhovich (1922-) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1971-1983 of Lavochkin design bureau. Began career at Korolev's bureau, working on Sputnik and Vostok. More...
  • Narimanov Narimanov, Georgiy Stepanovich (1922-1983) Russian engineer. Major-General, doctor of physics and mathematics, deputy chief of 4 NII-MO for scientific research (1959-1965). More...
  • Parks Parks, Robert J (1922-) American engineer, worked on the Mariner, Ranger, and Surveyor programs; served as JPL's planetary program director in the 1960s, then became JPL associate and finally deputy director. More...
  • Wallace Wallace, Fred (1922-) American engineer. Atlas Chief of Test Operations at Sycamore Canyon. More...
  • Paup Paup, John W (1923-1968) American North American engineer who managed their winning Apollo proposal and was the company's Apollo program manager 1961-1964. Replaced under NASA pressure, he died in 1968 before his spacecraft made it to the moon. More...
  • Day Day, Melvin Sherman (1923-1986) American engineer. Worked in leadership positions in the area of technical information services at the AEC (1947-1960) and NASA (1960-1970). More...
  • Kraft Kraft, Christopher C (1924-) American engineer at NASA 1945-1982, headed manned spaceflight mission control during Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. More...
  • Maynard Maynard, Owen (1924-2000) Canadian-American enginner, at NASA 1960-1970, a key systems engineering figure during the Apollo program, credited with laying out the lunar module and designing the Apollo mission sequence. More...
  • Mettler Mettler, Ruben F (1924-2006) American engineer, at TRW 1955-1988, president and COO, 1969-1977; chairman of the board and CEO, 1977-1988. More...
  • Emmerich Emmerich, Lewis (1924-2004) American engineer. Project engineer for the Atlas-Mercury manned launch vehicle. More...
  • Zhuang Yuzhi Zhuang Yuzhi (1924-1996) Chinese Engineer. Metallurgist, developed materials for China's first recoverable satellites. More...
  • Makeyev Makeyev, Viktor Petrovich (1924-1985) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1955-1985 of SKB-385. Leading designer of tactical and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Innovations included submerged engines, stellar-updated inertial navigation, and extendible nozzles. More...
  • Reshetnev Reshetnev, Mikhail Fedorovich (1924-1996) Russian engineer. Chief Designer and General Designer 1961-1996 of OKB-10, primary Soviet designer of communications and navigation satellites. More...
  • Bilenko Bilenko, Anton Petrovich (1924-1991) Russian engineer. General designer of satellite communications systems. Director of the Moscow Institute of Radio Communications 1977-1991. More...
  • Dore Dore, Frank J (1924-) American engineer, prominent manager in the Atlas program, very important in the early years as a performance analyst and project point man. NASA credited him with for convincing them that the Atlas would do the Mercury mission. More...
  • Yardley Yardley, John Finley (1925-2001) American engineer. Headed the Mercury, Gemini, and Skylab programs at McDonnell; led development of the space shuttle through its first flight at NASA. More...
  • Lapygin Lapygin, Vladimir Lavrentyevich (1925-) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer, then Chief Designer of Pilyugin design bureau. Specialised in guidance and succeeded Pilyugin 1982. More...
  • Ona Ona, John Bernhardt (1925-2004) American engineer. Headed Atlas missile final checkout; later Chief of Reliability Engineering for the Centaur. More...
  • Healey, John Healey, John American engineer, one of the Martin managers brought to North American by Bergen after the Apollo fire. In charge of getting the Apollo 7 CSM 101 first article of the new configuration through its modification, construction, and completion. More...
  • Kranz Kranz American Engineer. Flight controller during Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. More...
  • Churkin Churkin, Anatoliy Vasilyevich (1925-) Russian engineer. General director and chief designer of the scientific research institute for sensor equipment 1981-1987. More...
  • Hage Hage, George H (1925-) American engineer. At Boeing from 1947-1968, on Bomarc, Minuteman, and reconnsats. 1968-1969 NASA Deputy Director of the Apollo program. Returned to Boeing, then from 1973 President, Aerojet. More...
  • Hujsak Hujsak, Edward J (1925-) American engineer. Designer of rocket engines and advanced launch vehicle designs; worked on the Rascal, Atlas, Centaur, and Space Station programs. More...
  • Koelle Koelle, Prof. Dr-Ing Heinz-Hermann (1925-) Visionary German-American engineer, worked at Huntsville as Director of Future Projects for von Braun 1955-1965. Headed Lunex moon base project; key role in engine selection for Saturn. Taught in Germany at TUB after 1965. Advocate of SSTO. More...
  • Leonard Leonard, Richard (1925-) American engineer. Tooling and plant facilities engineer for the Atlas. More...
  • Kemurdzhian Kemurdzhian, Rleksandr Leonovich Russian engineer. Chief Designer of VNII-100. Specialised in robotic lunar rovers. More...
  • Wilson, Chuck Wilson, Charles 'Chuck' (1925-) American engineer. Atlas Space Booster Program Manager More...
  • Sidorenko Sidorenko, Valentin I (1926-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1962-1963. Pilot, Soviet Air Force. Selected as a cosmonaut on 3 December 1962, but on 8 January 1963 and again on 13 December 1963 the government commission refused to approve the appointment. More...
  • Low, George Low, George M (1926-1984) Austrian-American engineer, at NASA 1950-1976. He occupied key manned spaceflight leadership positions at NASA during the Mercury, Germini, Apollo, Skylab, and early Shuttle programs. More...
  • Dixon Dixon, Thomas F (1926-) American engineer, analyzed a recovered V-2 rocket engine in 1944. Important role at Rocketdyne 1948-1961 in development of rocket engines from the V-2 through to the prototype for the F-1. NASA Deputy Associate Administrator 1961-1963. More...
  • Demin Demin, Lev Stepanovich (1926-1998) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 15. More...
  • Feoktistov Feoktistov, Konstantin Petrovich (1926-2009) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Voskhod 1. First spacecraft designer in space. More...
  • Petrone Petrone, Rocco (1926-2006) American engineer, managed development of the Redstone at Huntsivlle, then the Saturn V at NASA, 1960-1974. More...
  • Severin Severin, Gay Ilich (1926-2008) Russian engineer. Chief Designer and General Designer from 1961 of OKB Zvezda. Specialised in spacesuits and EVA airlocks. More...
  • Edelson Edelson, Burton I (1926-2002) American engineer. Worked at Comsat 1969-1982. NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications 1982-1988. More...
  • Katys Katys, Georgiy Petrovich (1926-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1964-1972. More...
  • Shea Shea, Joseph Francis (1926-1999) American engineer. Lead NASA manager responsible for development of the Apollo spacecraft More...
  • Ryker Ryker, Norman (1926-2006) American engineer, began working at Rocketdyne. Headed North American's Apollo proposal group. Assistant Chief Engineer for Apollo. President of Rocketdyne, 1976-1983, leading development and flight of the Space Shuttle Main Engine. More...
  • Branscomb Branscomb, Lewis M (1926-) American Engineer. Lewis M. Branscomb is a Harvard University-trained physicist who served in a variety of university and public service posts before the chief scientist of the IBM Corp More...
  • Bollermann Bollermann, Bruce I (1926-) American Chief Engineer of Space Data Corporation, developer of its sounding rockets, from 1963-1996. These included the Super Loki and Viper Dart. More...
  • Levine Levine, Dave (1926-) American engineer. Chief of electrical systems for the Apollo spacecraft. More...
  • Rosen, Harold Rosen, Harold A (1926-) American Hughes Engineer. Harold A. Rosen was one of the key scientists at the Hughes Aircraft Company who developed Syncom, the first geosynchronous communications satellite, for NASA. He received the National Medal of Technology in 1985. More...
  • Polukhin Polukhin, Dmitri Alekseyevich (1927-1993) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1973-1993 of Chelomei design bureau Filial 1. Led the development of Proton. More...
  • Matinchenko Matinchenko, Aleksandr Nikolayevich (1927-1999) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1972. More...
  • Dorofeyev Dorofeyev, Boris Arkadyevich (1927-1999) Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer of Korolev design bureau. Chief Designer for N1 rocket 1972-1974. He was demoted in 1974 after the cancellation of the N1 programme. More...
  • Currie, Malcolm Currie, Malcolm R (1927-) American engineer. Joined Hughes in 1954, becoming a VP 1964-1969. After stints at Beckman and government, returned to Hughes in 1977, becoming CEO 1986-1992. Moved Hughes into DirecTV satellite-to-home business. More...
  • Johnston, Curt Johnston, Curt (1927-) American engineer. Test conductor of earliest Atlas launches; Convair base manager at Vandenberg. More...
  • Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Thomas J (1927-2002) American Chief Designer, at Grumman 1951-1992. Led development, test and flight of the Apollo Lunar Module1960-1972. More...
  • Wier Wier, Benjamin (1927-) American engineer. Atlas-E flight test conductor and later Deputy Program Manager. More...
  • Seliger Seliger, Berthold (1928-) German engineer, assistant to Saenger, most successful developer of rocketry in Germany 1960-1964. Work was ended by government decision to restrict missile development to established military contractors. More...
  • Martin, Richard Martin, Richard (1928-) American engineer. Structural dynamicist for all versions of the Atlas. More...
  • Skantze Skantze, Lawrence Albert (1928-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1985. More...
  • Sulimov Sulimov, Oleg Aleksandrovich (1928-) Russian engineer. General Director and Chief Designer of the NPO for Measurement Technology from 1966. Received Lenin Prize for work on Buran. More...
  • Genser Genser, Philip (1929-) American engineer. Chief marketer of the Atlas commercial space launch vehicle. More...
  • Hodge Hodge, John (1929-) British-American engineer. From 1952 worked at Avro. At NASA in flight controls from 1959 at Langley and Houston. 1982, Director of the Space Station Task Force, NASA HQ. Associate Administrator for Operations, Space Station, from 1986 More...
  • Kehlet Kehlet, Alan Bernard (1929-) American engineer. Inventor of lenticular manned spacecraft; managerial engineering positions on Apollo program (1962-1969); Vice President for Delta booster 1988-1993. More...
  • Gubanov Gubanov, Boris Ivanovich (1930-1999) Russian engineer. Leading manager at the Yangel and Korolev design bureaus, 1972-1993. More...
  • Artyukhin Artyukhin, Yuri Petrovich (1930-1998) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 14. Member of first military space station mission. More...
  • Yazdovsky Yazdovsky, Valeri Aleksandrovich (1930-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1968-1982. More...
  • Belousov Belousov, Boris Nikolayevich (1930-1998) Belarusian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1968. More...
  • Kolodin Kolodin, Pyotr Ivanovich (1930-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1983. More...
  • Marshall Marshall, Frank (1930-) American engineer. Part of the Atlas management team; headed the Golden Ram program that cleared the Atlas missile for operations. More...
  • Grechko Grechko, Georgi Mikhailovich (1931-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 17, Salyut 6 EO-1, Salyut 7 EP-5. More...
  • Farrar Farrar, Jay (1931-) American engineer. Member of the Atlas management team; later President of Sanders Associates. More...
  • Vinzant Vinzant, Allen (1931-) American Chief engineer for interfacing the Centaur upper stage with the Titan 4 launch vehicle. More...
  • Williams, Donald D Williams, Donald D (1931-1966) American engineer, instrumental in the development of the Early Bird and Syncom communications satellites. Commited suicide in 1966. More...
  • Wang Yongzhi Wang Yongzhi (1931-) Chinese Chief Designer for Project 921, supervised development of the Shenzhou spacecraft, CZ-2F booster, new launch facilities at Jiuquan, new testing, training, and control facilities, and a worldwide tracking and recovery network. More...
  • Pitskhelauri Pitskhelauri, Lado Vladimirovich (1932-) Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1965. Was married to cosmonaut Tatiyana Kuznetsova.. Engineer, Soviet Air Force. Selected as a cosmonaut in August 1965, but on 23 October 1965 the selection was nullified by a government commission. More...
  • Ponomaryov Ponomaryov, Yuri Anatolyevich (1932-2005) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1972-1983. Was married to astronaut Valentina Ponomaryova. More...
  • Porvatkin Porvatkin, Nikolai Stepanovich (1932-2009) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1967-1983. Graduated from Technical Air Force School, 1952. Graduated from Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Monino, 1960. Cosmonaut training May 1967 - 18 August 1967. Worked at NPO Energia. More...
  • Burdayev Burdayev, Mikhail Nikolayevich (1932-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1967-1983. Graduated from Air Force Engineering Academy, doctorate degree, 1987. Cosmonaut training from May 1967 - 18 August 1969. Worked as trainer at the Gagarin Center. Professor in space ballistics from 1994. More...
  • Rukavishnikov Rukavishnikov, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1932-2002) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 10, Soyuz 16, Salyut 6 EP-5-1. More...
  • Abbey Abbey, George Washington Sherman (1932-) American engineer, headed NASA space shuttle operations and astronaut selection 1976-2003; focus of tremendous staff demoralization. For some reason beloved by upper management, surviving both Challenger and Columbia disasters. More...
  • Makarov Makarov, Oleg Grigoryevich (1933-2003) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 12, Soyuz 18-1, Salyut 6 EP-1, Salyut 6 EO-5. Survived first manned spaceflight abort during launch. More...
  • Bugrov Bugrov, Vladimir Yevgrafovich (1933-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1966-1968. More...
  • Patsayev Patsayev, Viktor Ivanovich (1933-1971) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Civilian Engineer, Korolev OKB. Flew on Soyuz 11. Member of first crew to stay aboard a space station, however perished during landing. A street in Kaluga and Asteroid 1791 were named for him. More...
  • Alekseyev Alekseyev, Vladimir Borisovich (1933-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1967-1983. More...
  • Adasko Adasko, Vladimir Iosifiyanovich (1933-1963) Russian engineer. Talented engineer of electro-mechanical systems. Director of VNIIEM, All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanics in 1991-1993. More...
  • Danchik Danchik, Robert J (1933-) American engineer. John Hopkins APL 1967-2000. Transit program manager for 16 years. More...
  • Ross, H E Ross, H E British engineer, leader of the British Interplanetary Society from 1933. Originated 1939 article that outlined a method of accomplishing a manned lunar mission. More...
  • Yefremov Yefremov, Gerbert Aleksandrovich (1933-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer, Chelomei design bureau, 1971-2000 More...
  • Khrushchev, Sergei Khrushchev, Sergei Nikitich (1934-) Russian engineer. Deputy Department Chief 1958-1968 of Chelomei design bureau. Son of Nikita Khrushchev. More...
  • Yeliseyev Yeliseyev, Aleksei Stanislavovich (1934-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 4/5, Soyuz 8, Soyuz 10. Member of first crew to transfer between spacecraft. More...
  • Ren Xinmin Ren Xinmin Chinese Engineer. Chief Designer of Chinese storable propellant rocket engines. Replaced Wu Xiji in developing CZ-1 launch vehicle. Chief Designer for CZ-3 launch vehicle, DFH, Fengyun, and SJ series satellites. More...
  • Syromiatnikov Syromiatnikov, Vladimir S (1934-) Russian engineer, designer of docking systems. Inventor of the androgynous system used on international missions and the ISS. More...
  • Kubasov Kubasov, Valeri Nikolayevich (1935-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 6, Soyuz 19 (ASTP), Salyut 6 EP-5. Flew in first docking mission between American and Soviet spacecraft. Missed two chances to be first engineer on a Soviet space station (Cosmos 557 and Soyuz 11). More...
  • Aksyonov Aksyonov, Vladimir Viktorovich (1935-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 22, Salyut 6 EP-6. More...
  • Kugno Kugno, Eduard Pavlovich (1935-1994) Ukrainian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1964. More...
  • Sevastyanov Sevastyanov, Vitali Ivanovich (1935-2010) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 9, Soyuz 18. More...
  • Lisun Lisun, Mikhail Ivanovich (1935-) Ukrainian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1989. More...
  • Dolgopolov Dolgopolov, Gennadi Aleksandrovich (1935-2008) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1966-1967. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), 1959 Civilian Engineer, Korolev OKB. Retired due to medical reasons. Worked thereafter at NPO Energia. More...
  • Volkov Volkov, Vladislav Nikolayevich (1935-1971) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 7, Soyuz 11. Member of first space station crew, however perished during landing. From 1958 a civilian engineer, Korolev OKB, involved in the development of the Vostok and Voskhod spacecraft. More...
  • Augustine Augustine, Norman R (1935-) American engineer. Chairman and CEO of the Martin Marietta Corporation in the 1980s. More...
  • Borodin, Sergei Borodin, Sergei Aleksandrovich (1935-) Russian engineer. Chief Designer after 1975 of the Special OKB of the Gromov LII. Designed spacecraft simulators and cockpit consoles. More...
  • Semenov, Yuri Semenov, Yuri Pavlovich (1935-) Russian engineer. General Designer of RKK Energia 1989 to 2005 More...
  • Young, Lawrence Young, Lawrence Retman (1935-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1991-1993. More...
  • Lunney Lunney, Glynn S (1936-) American engineer, at NASA 1958-1985. Worked on projects Mercury and Apollo, managed Apollo-Soyuz project, managed development of the space shuttle. More...
  • Buinovski Buinovski, Eduard Ivanovich (1936-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1964. More...
  • Kolesnikov Kolesnikov, Gennadi Mikhailovich (1936-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1967. More...
  • Wang Daheng Wang Daheng Chinese Engineer. Chief Designer of camera systems for Chinese reconnaissance satellites. More...
  • Thiel, Walter Thiel, Walter (-1943) German engineer, talented designer at Peenemuende, in charge of development of the engine for the V-2. Killed in the air raid in August 1943, a setback to the project. More...
  • Gulyayev Gulyayev, Vladislav Ivanovich (1937-1990) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1968. Graduated from Soviet Navy Engineering School Cosmonaut training January 1963 - 21 January 1965. Resigned for medical reasons after an accident. Worked at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Died of a heart attack. More...
  • McCandless McCandless, Bruce II (1937-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-B, STS-31. Made first untethered space walk. More...
  • Zholobov Zholobov, Vitali Mikhailovich (1937-) Ukrainian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 21. More...
  • Anshakov Anshakov, Gennadiy Petrovich (1937-) Russian engineer. Designer of automated information systems for spacecraft, General Designer at TsKB Progress. More...
  • Fartushny Fartushny, Vladimir Grigoryevich (1938-) Ukrainian engineer cosmonaut, 1968-1971. More...
  • Hoernig Hoernig, Otto William Jr (1938-) British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. More...
  • Nedaivoda Nedaivoda, Anatoliy Konstantinovich (1938-) Russian engineer. Deputy General Director, Khrunichev State Scientific Industrial Research Centre. Worked at Khrunichev from 1965 on Proton launch vehicle and Salyut series of space stations. Manager and General Manager KB Salyut from 1994. More...
  • Fabian Fabian, John McCreary (1939-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-7, STS-51-G. More...
  • Preobrazhensky Preobrazhensky, Vladimir Yevgenyevich (1939-1993) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1980. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute Soviet Air Force, liaising with aircraft industrial enterprises. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Worked at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Killed in an auto crash. More...
  • Rozhdestvensky Rozhdestvensky, Valeri Illyich (1939-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 23. More...
  • Nikitsky Nikitsky, Vladimir Prtrovich (1939-) Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1967. More...
  • Lenoir Lenoir, Dr William Benjamin 'Bill' (1939-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-5. More...
  • Grechanik Grechanik, Aleksei Anatoliyevich (1939-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1978-1987. Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB. Trained for a flight to the Almaz space station. Engineer at the Kosmos Pavillon in Moscow. More...
  • Illarionov Illarionov, Valeri Vasilyevich (1939-1999) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1970-1992. Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1967 Soviet Air Force, specialized in communications systems. Served as CapCom during several Soyuz missions. Also involved in the Buran program. More...
  • Ryumin Ryumin, Valeri Viktorovich (1939-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 25, Salyut 6 EO-3, Salyut 6 EO-4, STS-91. Was married to astronaut Yelena Kondakova. 371 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Korolev OKB More...
  • Glazkov Glazkov, Yuri Nikolayevich (1939-2008) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 24. More...
  • Kayser Kayser, Lutz T (1939-) German engineer and low-cost rocket pioneer. 1975-1987 developed Otrag concept - clustered large numbers of low-cost storable liquid rocket modules to reduce costs by 10x. Tested in Congo and Libya, but project killed by vested interests. More...
  • Viste Viste, Norman Duane (1939-) American Chief Engineer for Atlas III and V More...
  • Makrushin Makrushin, Valeri Grigoryevich (1940-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1972-1987. Studied from 1957 to 1963 at Leningrad Institute of Aircraft Design (LIAP). Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB. Returned to NPO Mashinostroenniye. More...
  • Savinykh Savinykh, Viktor Petrovich (1940-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EO-6, Salyut 7 EO-4-1a, Mir EP-2. More...
  • Tito Tito, Dennis Anthony (1940-) American engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-1. First space tourist. First American to return to earth in a Russian spacecraft. More...
  • Khludeyev Khludeyev, Yevgeni Nikolayevich (1940-1995) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1988. Graduated from Kiev AF Academy of Engineering,1962. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Worked as research scientist at the Gagarin Center. Involved in the Buran program from 1986 - 1988. Died of a heart attack. More...
  • Ivanchenkov Ivanchenkov, Aleksandr Segeyevich (1940-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EO-2, Salyut 7 EP-1. Graduated MAI, 1964 Civilian Engineer, Korolev OKB. Trained for a Buran flight. From 1993 served as deputy director of 29th Department, RKK Energia. More...
  • Andreyev Andreyev, Boris Dmitriyevich (1940-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1972-1983. Off flight roster for medical reasons. Civilian Engineer, Korolev OKB More...
  • Strekalov Strekalov, Gennadi Mikhailovich (1940-2004) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EO-5, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz T-10-1, Salyut 7 EP-3, Mir EO-7, Mir EO-18. Survived first manned launch pad abort. Flew in space six times. More...
  • Goldin Goldin, Daniel S (1940-) American engineer, NASA Administrator 1992-2001. Attempted reforms, with economical approach to space probe development and X-33, X-34, and X-38 to lower space launch costs. These seen as failures; while the ISS budget went out of control. More...
  • Huang Weilu Huang Weilu Chinese Engineer. Chief Designer for Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missiles. More...
  • Koptev Koptev, Yuri N (1940-) Russian engineer, headed spacecraft design at Lavochkin 1965-1992, including ambitious generation of lunar and planetary probes. General Director of the Russian Space Agency 1992-2004. More...
  • Tu Shoue Tu Shoue Chinese Engineer. Chief Designer of the CZ-2E heavy-lift launch vehicle. More...
  • Truax Truax, Robert C American USN rocket pioneer, developed missiles USN 1940-1959. Loaned to USAF to run Thor program 1955-1958. At Aerojet 1958-1967. Proponent and inventor of ultra-low-cost rocket engine and vehicle concepts. More...
  • Whitcomb Whitcomb, Gordon P (1940-) British enginee, working at ESA from 1974 on spacecraft system design. Later headed ESA's Future Science Projects Office. More...
  • Yuyukov Yuyukov, Dmitri Andreyevich (1941-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1973-1987. Graduated from MAI, 1965 Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB. Trained for a TKS flight to the Almaz military space station. Sector Head, NPO Mashinostroyeniye. From worked at GKNPTs Khrunishchev. More...
  • Frimout Frimout, Dirk Dries David Damian (1941-) Belgian engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-45. First Belgian astronaut. More...
  • Boyle Boyle, Anthony Hugh (1941-) British-American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1984. More...
  • Demyanenko Demyanenko, Anatoly Pavlovich (1942-1971) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1969-1971. Engineer at the Scientific Research Institute of Automatics and Instrument Engineering. On 11 September 1969 selected as a cosmonaut, but the selection was not confirmed by the government commission. More...
  • Lebedev Lebedev, Valentin Vitalyevich (1942-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 13, Salyut 7 EO-1. More...
  • Bluford Bluford, Dr Guion Steward Jr 'Guy' (1942-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-8, STS-61-A, STS-39, STS-53. First African-American in space. Flew 144 combat missions in Vietnam. More...
  • Boesen Boesen, Dennis Lee 'Denny' (1942-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1990. More...
  • Magilton Magilton, Gerard Edward 'Jerry' (1942-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986. Worked with RCA Astro Electronics Division. Backup for Robert Cenker (STS-61C). Program manager for on-orbit performance, Martin Marietta Astro Space in Princeton, New Jersey. More...
  • Mitchell, Elliott Mitchell, Elliott American engineer, involved at USN with solid rocket development, 1942-1958, chief of the solid rocket development program 1958-1961. Important role in development of Polaris. More...
  • Siemens Siemens, Heinrich German expert in aerodynamics during World War II. More...
  • Aleksandrov Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Pavlovich (1943-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 7 EO-2, Soyuz TM-3. More...
  • Longhurst Longhurst, Peter Hervey (1943-2010) British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Royal Navy Engineering College, Plymouth, 1966. Commander, Royal Navy. Later became a farmer in Somerset, England. More...
  • Vidrine Vidrine, David Matthew (1943-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Prahl Prahl, Dr Joseph Markel (1943-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1992. Assigned as backup for STS-50. Professor of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. More...
  • Serebrov Serebrov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1944-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 7 EP-2, Soyuz T-8, Mir EO-5, Mir EO-14. Ten spacewalks. 372 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. More...
  • van Hoften van Hoften, Dr James Dougal Adrianus 'Ox' (1944-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-C, STS-51-I. Grew up in Burlingame, California. More...
  • Jarvis Jarvis, Gregory Bruce (1944-1986) American engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-51-L. Died in Challenger accident. More...
  • Veach Veach, Charles Lacy (1944-1995) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-39, STS-52. Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. Died of cancer. More...
  • Sawatzki Sawatzki, Albin (-1945) German engineer, head of productionisation of the A4 missile, and technical director at Mittelwerk. His family believes that he was captured by the U.S. Army near the end of the war, perhaps tortured, and died in custody. More...
  • Sundberg Sundberg, Eric Edward (1945-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Later stationed at Pentagon. Retired from USAF in August 1997. Later with NRO. More...
  • Fefelov Fefelov, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1945-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1970-1995. More...
  • Tryggvason Tryggvason, Bjarni Valdimar (1945-) Icelandic-Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-85. CSA; Alternate Payload Specialist to MacLean for STS-52 Mission LAGEOS-2 and Test of the Canadian Space Vision System. More...
  • Zubrin Zubrin, Robert American Engineer. Co-developer of the Mars Direct mission model and a passionate advocate for manned exploration of Mars by methods cheaper and quicker than the NASA model. More...
  • Deppe Deppe, Hans German-American expert in guided missiles during WW2. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Holker Holker, Rudolf Franz Maria German-American expert in guided missiles during WW2. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Johnston Johnston, Mary Helen (1945-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1983-1985. More...
  • Raynor Raynor, Harold American engineer, at North American 1945-1963. Under his leadership the Apollo manned spacecraft was taken through the crucial first 18 months of design and development. More...
  • Schmidt Schmidt, Helmut Heinrich German-American expert in guided missiles during WW2. Member of the German rocket team, arrived in America under Project Paperclip on 1945.11.16 aboard the Argentina from La Havre. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Lydon Lydon, Malcolm Webb (1946-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1986. More...
  • Sefchek Sefchek, Paul Andrew (1946-1997) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Romanov Romanov, Valeri Aleksandrovich (1946-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1978-1987. Graduated from Bauman-Higher School, Moscow, 1970 Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB. Worked with NPO Salyut. More...
  • Hart Hart, Terry Jonathan 'TJ' (1946-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-C. More...
  • Solovyov, Vladimir Solovyov, Vladimir Alekseyevich (1946-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 7 EO-3, Mir EO-1. Member of first crew to fly between two space stations during a single mission. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Habermann Habermann, Helmut German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Jauernick Jauernick, Rolf German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • KIar KIar German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France as part of the structures group at LRBA from 1946 to 1955. More...
  • Lorenzoni Lorenzoni, Andrea (1946-) Italian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Colonel, Italian Air Force. Payload specialist for the Italian TSS-Project. International Space Station Program manager for Node 2, Italian Space Agency (ASI). More...
  • Mueller, Otto Mueller, Otto German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Stahl Stahl, Karl German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Schmidt, Johannes Schmidt, Johannes German expert in rocket engines during World War II, working at the Walter Werke, Kiel. Moved by the British to Saenger's facility in Trauen in early 1946 to conduct rocket engine tests, which were completed on 16 June 1946. More...
  • Schubert Schubert German rocket guidance engineer; later worked in France at LRBA as head of the automated control loop department 1946-1952. More...
  • Tritko Tritko, Karl Ivanovich Russian engineer. Chief of SKB of NII-88 1946-1949. Led work on early missiles. More...
  • Vilter Vilter, Hans-Albert German rocket technician in WW2, worked in the Soviet Union thereafter. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946. More...
  • Walther Walther German rocket technician; later worked in France as part of the structures group at LRBA from 1946 to 1960. Returned to live in Bremerhaven. More...
  • Weiss Weiss, Helmut German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Xie Guangxuan Xie Guangxuan Chinese Engineer. Chief designer of Chinese tactical and medium range ballistic missiles, and CZ-3 launch vehicle. More...
  • Khatulev Khatulev, Vladimir Aleksandrovich (1947-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1973-1980. Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB More...
  • Wright Wright, Keith Charles (1947-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Director, Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale. Later with Sparta Corporation, El Segundo, California. More...
  • Farrimond Farrimond, Richard Alfred (1947-) British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. More...
  • Brede Brede, Hans German expert in jet propulsion during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Boese Boese German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA as head of the doppler tracking group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Bruenecke Bruenecke, Erhardt German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Bernkopf Bernkopf German rocket expert; later worked in France in the engine group at LRBA from 1947 until retiring in 1985. He remained in France, living in Vernon. More...
  • Bayer, F Bayer, F German rocket technician; later worked in France as part of the armature group at LRBA from 1947 until retirement in 1985. Remained in Vernon. More...
  • Billig Billig German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 until retirement in 1974. More...
  • Barkowski Barkowski, Werner German expert in production of A-4 and V-1 missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Berlin. More...
  • Buhl Buhl German engineer, member of Rocket Team in France after WW2. Engineer and German rocket technician; later worked in France as part of the ballistics group at LRBA from 1947 until retirement in 1984. Remained in Vernon, France. More...
  • Bussmann Bussmann, Enno German expert in remote control of rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Landshut, Bayern, Niedermayrstr. 23. More...
  • Bachmann Bachmann German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA as head of the internal instrumentation group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Bottenhorn Bottenhorn, Hermann German expert in rolling mill designer during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Bodenstein Bodenstein German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the mechanics group in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Boettcher Boettcher, Friedrich German designer on the V-2 during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Gross-Wudicke b/Rathenow. More...
  • Buchholz Buchholz, Otto German expert in aircraft designer during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Warneumende, Heinkel Werke. More...
  • Dollhopf Dollhopf German engineer, member of Rocket Team in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA as head of the pump / measurements group from 1947 until 1958. Then returned to Sonthofen, Germany. More...
  • Deucker Deucker German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the theoretical group of the target acquisition department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Daus Daus German expert in special vehicles for rocket transportation during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Hamburg-Harburg. More...
  • Edse Edse, Rudolf German expert in rocket fuels during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Eisele, Karl Eisele, Karl German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Stuttgart or Ainring nr Salzburg. More...
  • Eichler Eichler, Martin German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Hammenstedt. More...
  • Ehrhardt Ehrhardt, Hermann P German expert in rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Fricke Fricke, Werner German expert in guided missile design during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Braunschweig. More...
  • Friederich Friederich, Paul German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Fabian, Dr Fabian, Dr German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the propellants group from 1947 to 1958. Then returned to Germany. More...
  • Foelster Foelster German engineer and rocket technician; worked in France after WW2 as part of the armature group at LRBA from 1947 to 1953, then returned to Germany. More...
  • Frey Frey German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on amplifiers in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Gross, I Gross, I German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France as part of the engine group at LRBA from 1947-1958, then returned to Germany. More...
  • Gardian Gardian German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 in the test stand group. More...
  • Gartmann Gartmann, Heintz German expert in rocket propulsion during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Granson Granson German expert in rocket engines during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Walters Company, Kiel. More...
  • Geineder Geineder, Florian German expert in operation of the Kochel wind tunnel during World War II. As of January 1947, living in Kreis Tolz (French Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Grater Grater German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the internal instrumentation group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Gustav Gustav, Johann German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Gruenow Gruenow, Heinrich German expert in liquid propellant rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, believed to be living at Zossen (40 km south of Berlin in the Russian Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Goertz Goertz German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France as part of the ballistics group at LRBA from 1947-1950. Then returned to Germany. More...
  • Hoehne Hoehne German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the accelerometer group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Heine Heine German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on gyroscopes and antennae in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Heinemann, Wolfgang Heinemann, Wolfgang German expert in aerodynamics during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Peenemuende or DGS. More...
  • Hamburg Hamburg, Friedrich German expert in rocket development during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Hannover (British Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Hennig Hennig, Otto German manufacturing engr. a4 assembly during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Witzenhausen bei Kassel Goldner Loewe (American Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Hollweck Hollweck, Franz German aviation engineer during World War II. As of January 1947, living at c/o Weygand, Forsthaus Bieberstein bei Fulda / Revierfoerster Berg. More...
  • Haas, Martin Haas, Martin German expert in rocket and aircraft equipment during World War II. Later worked in France at LRBA in the drafting group of the target acquisition department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Huebenner Huebenner German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Darmstadt-Eberstadt A. Hitlerstr. 164. More...
  • Huettuer Huettuer, Lothar German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Hoeter Hoeter, Bernhard German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Hittenberger Hittenberger German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 to 1959 in the test stand group. Returned to Germany thereafter. More...
  • Hermann, Werner Hermann, Werner German test pilot, aviation engineer during World War II. As of January 1947, living at c/o Forsthaus Beiberstein b. Fulda Revierfoerster Berg.. More...
  • Jahnke Jahnke German expert in rocket motors during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Kiel (British Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Joachim Joachim, Carl German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Bremen. More...
  • Jasman Jasman German expert in rocket engines during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Walter Company, Kiel. More...
  • Just Just German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on radio beam guidance in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Kauba Kauba German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on amplifiers in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Kraehe Kraehe German rocket technician during World War II; later worked in France as part of the armature group at LRBA 1947-1959; then worked with Saenger in Stuttgart, followed by a return to France and employment with ELDO, and then ESA, in Paris. More...
  • Koenig, Rudi Koenig, Rudi German V-2 test engineer during World War II. As of January 1947, living at living in Frankfurt/M c/o Dr. P. Schloechter, Niederbeerbach, Darmstadt, Obergasse 2. More...
  • Kuenzel Kuenzel, Walter German expert in rocket fighter planes during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Walter, K.G., Berliner Buero Berlin West.. More...
  • Kohl Kohl German rocket technician; later worked in France as part of armature group at LRBA from 1947. More...
  • Koestner Koestner, Karl German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Kramer Kramer German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the radio beam guidance group in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Kieffer Kieffer German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France as head of the ballistics group at LRBA from 1947 to 1949. Then returned to Germany. More...
  • Klinger Klinger, Walter German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Frankfurt/M. More...
  • Kutzscher Kutzscher, E German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Kiel (British Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Kroeger Kroeger, Hermann German-American aviation engineer during WW2. Recruited by von Braun and moved to the US, becoming Deputy Director, Guidance and Control Division, Huntsville. More...
  • Knauer Knauer, Otto German expert in rocket designer during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Hamburg, Harburg, Bethmstr. 6. More...
  • Kollert Kollert, Wilhelm German expert in rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Eschwege c/o Dipl. Ing. Drause, Ottostr.. More...
  • Kramer, Max Kramer, Max German Engineer. Technical designer of the guided rocket bomb X4 during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Laebe Laebe German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the doppler tracking group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Lang Lang German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 to 1950 as leader of the test stand group. Returned to Bremen, Germany thereafter. More...
  • Liesegang Liesegang German rocket technician; later worked in France as part of the armature group at LRBA from 1947 until retiring in 1974. More...
  • Lensch Lensch German expert in rocket engines and athodyds during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Kiel (British Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Leuhrsen Leuhrsen, Hannes Gunther German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Lammerhirt Lammerhirt German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the doppler tracking group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Maetzke Maetzke, Helmut German expert in rocket development during World War II. As of January 1947, living in Heidelberg, Schillerstr. 50. More...
  • Menke Menke German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France as part of the pump and metering group at LRBA from 1947-1955. Then emigrated to Brazil. More...
  • Moller, Rolf Moller, Rolf German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Berlin. More...
  • Mosch Mosch German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the doppler tracking group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Meischeider Meischeider, Herbert German expert in rocket research during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Wolfenbuettel b/Braunschweig, Flotostr. 4. More...
  • Mohts Mohts, Hermann German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Duisberg. More...
  • Nehlsen, Gerhard Nehlsen, Gerhard German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at c/o Klinger, British Zone. More...
  • Noeggerath Noeggerath, Wolfgang O German expert in rocket fuel during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Nettersheim Nettersheim German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 to 1957 in the ground support equipment group. Remained in France thereafter. More...
  • Neubauer Neubauer, Karl German expert in rocket designer during World War II. As of January 1947, living c/o Apel, Johnke in Judenbach B/Stunneberg/Thuer. More...
  • Osi Osi, Albert German expert in rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Bad Krouznach. More...
  • Opimz Opimz, Rudolph German expert in rocket planes during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Preyer Preyer, Hans D German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Englesby. More...
  • Pabst Pabst, Otto German expert in ram jets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Bremen or Kirch-Horston nr Bad Eilson. More...
  • Post Post, Ferdinand German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Runge Runge, Ernst German expert in rockets during World War II at Nordhausen. Later worked in France at LRBA as a technician in the mechanics group of the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Reiff Reiff, Rolf German expert in the V-2 missile during World War II. As of January 1947, held at Camp Woilburg. More...
  • Recknagel Recknagel, Otto German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Englesby. More...
  • Ruehlemann Ruehlemann, Erich German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Bodensee. More...
  • Raimann Raimann, Alfred German expert in aircraft and rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Dresden-Neustadt, Hospitalstr. 15, Engg. More...
  • Res Res, Eberhard Fritz Michael German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. More...
  • Rickhey Rickhey, Georg German Engineer. Engineer and general manager of Mittelwerk during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Smakula Smakula, Alexander German expert in guided missiles infra-red during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. More...
  • Schwab Schwab German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Berlin Schmargendorf Cranerstr. 3. More...
  • Schmidt, C Schmidt, C German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the instrumentation group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Schrader, Leopold Schrader, Leopold German expert in missile a-4 during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Ahrweiler, Grafschafterstr. "with Schmitz". (French Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Stumke Stumke German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the telemetry section of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Schossig Schossig German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on gyroscopes and antennae in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Stoerk Stoerk German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France in the engine group at LRBA from 1947 until retiring in 1971. More...
  • Sammeck Sammeck, Albert German designer for rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Munich, Gladbach. More...
  • Saul Saul, Aldo German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Strobel Strobel German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA as head of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Seidel Seidel, Joachim German rocket engineer at BMW document center during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Rosenheim, Bavaria. Later worked in France in the engine group at LRBA from 1947 until retiring in 1977. Remained in France, living in Vernon. More...
  • Schmoll Schmoll German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA as part of the armature group from 1947-1951 before returning to Germany. More...
  • Schaefer, Wilhelm Schaefer, Wilhelm German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Steinlager, Allendorf. More...
  • Sturm Sturm, Theodor Friedrich German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Port Washington, Long Island, New York, USA. More...
  • Sutterlin Sutterlin, Georg German chief engineer during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to have been working at Blohm & Voss. More...
  • Sohn Sohn German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France as part of the engine group at LRBA from 1947-1957, then returned to Germany. More...
  • Singelmann Singelmann, Dietrich E G F German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Schuesseln Schuesseln, Leo K German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Stuttgart, Gaenseheidestr. 15. More...
  • Schuran Schuran German engineer in WW2. Worked at LRBA from 1947 to 1958 as leader of the ground support equipment group. Returned to Germany thereafter. More...
  • Schnapper Schnapper German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the doppler tracking group of the flight mechanics and control department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Schlotzer Schlotzer German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France as head of the armature group for LRBA from 1947 until retirement in 1970. More...
  • Stelzner Stelzner, Armin German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Schlechter Schlechter, Peter German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Niederbeerbach bei Darmstadt, Obergasse 2 (American Zone of Occupation). More...
  • Simon, Dr Simon, Dr German expert in the V-2 missile during World War II. As of January 1947, living c/o Fa. Dr. Simon Frankfurt/M. More...
  • Schongs Schongs, Bernhard German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Schabert Schabert German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the chemistry group from 1947-1950. More...
  • Scheidt Scheidt, Karl German engineer. Member of German Rocket Team in France after WW2. More...
  • Schmidt, W Schmidt, W German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on electronic homing systems in the target tracking department 1947-1952. More...
  • Sallwey Sallwey, Hans German expert in rocket turbopumps during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Langen/Frankfurt. More...
  • Titschak Titschak German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Eberstadt, Hitlerstr. 164. More...
  • Von Radinger Von Radinger German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Cuxhaven. More...
  • Voigt Voigt German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 in the ground support equipment group. Returned to Germany thereafter. More...
  • Wintergerst, Alfred Wintergerst, Alfred German expert in rocket and aircraft equipment during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Munich, Romanstr. 3. More...
  • Wiegand Wiegand, Heinrich German expert in rockets during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Grefelfing b/Munich. More...
  • Weber, Andrae Weber, Andrae H German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working "c/o Klinger", British Zone. More...
  • Wintergerst, Erich Wintergerst, Erich German expert in aircraft and rocket during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Berlin, Gneisenaustr. 27. More...
  • Wueterich Wueterich German rocket engineer in WW2. Later worked in France at LRBA in the drafting group of the target acquisition department from 1947-1952. More...
  • Wegenroth Wegenroth German expert in solid fuel, ram jets during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Prien. More...
  • Woytech Woytech German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA in the optical tracking group of the target tracking department 1947-1952. More...
  • Weissenborn Weissenborn German rocket engineer in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA on gyroscopes and antennae in the automated control loop department 1947-1952. More...
  • Wiedemann, Hans Wiedemann, Hans Johann German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, returned to Germany after working at Port Washington, New York.. More...
  • Westphas Westphas German expert in autopilots steering of guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Askania-Werke's test site. More...
  • Ziegler, H Ziegler, H German expert in rocket design during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Bad Aibling. More...
  • Zborowski Zborowski German expert in rocket design during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Munich. More...
  • Zhang Cunhao Zhang Cunhao Chinese Engineer. Expert in solid rocket propellants and chemical lasers. More...
  • Zitter Zitter German aviation engineer during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Freilassing, Oberbayern, Wielandshag. More...
  • Zeyss Zeyss German expert in rocket propulsion and launchers during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at the Heereswaffenamt, GL Flak Berlin-Charlottenburg. More...
  • Bhat Bhat, Nagapathi Chidambar (1948-) Indian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986. More...
  • Santonico Santonico, Stefano (1948-) Italian engineer cosmonaut, 1990-1993. More...
  • Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Dr Byron Kurt (1948-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-9, STS-45. Flew 138 combat missions in Vietnam. More...
  • Payton Payton, Gary Eugene (1948-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut. Flew on STS-51-C. More...
  • Walker Walker, Charles David (1948-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-D, STS-51-D, STS-61-B. More...
  • Cenker Cenker, Robert Joseph Jr (1948-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-61-C. More...
  • Gardner Gardner, Dale Allan (1948-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-8, STS-51-A. More...
  • Al-Bassam Al-Bassam, Abdul Moshin Hamad (1948-) Saudi Air Force pilot, alternate payload specialist to Al-Saud for STS-51G in April 1985. Graduated from King Faisal Air Academy, Riyadh. RSAF attache at the Saudi embassy in London. More...
  • Butterworth Butterworth, Louis William (1948-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. More...
  • Guy Guy, Will C American engineer. Deputy to Samuel K Hoffmann at Rocketdyne from 1948-1978. More...
  • Hoffman, Samuel Hoffman, Samuel K American engineer. Head of Rocketdyne's Canoga Park, California Facility 1948-1971. More...
  • Garneau Garneau, Dr Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc (1949-) Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-G, STS-77, STS-97. First Canadian astronaut. More...
  • Dunbar Dunbar, Dr Bonnie Jeanne (1949-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-61-A, STS-32, STS-50, STS-71, STS-89. Engineer. Was married to astronaut Ronald Sega. More...
  • Konrad Konrad, John Harrison (1949-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1988. Systems engineer and fluid mechanics specialist at Hughes Aircraft. More...
  • Resnik Resnik, Dr Judith Arlene 'JR' (1949-1986) Jewish-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-D, STS-51-L. Engineer. Died in Challenger accident. More...
  • Leestma Leestma, David Cornell 'Dave' (1949-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-G, STS-28, STS-45. More...
  • Baturin Baturin, Yuri Mikhailovich (1949-) Jewish-Russian engineer cosmonaut 1997-2009. Flew on Mir EP-4, ISS EP-1. More...
  • Wood, Nigel Wood, Nigel Richard (1949-) British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. More...
  • Shepherd Shepherd, William McMichael 'Bill' (1949-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-27, STS-41, STS-52, ISS EO-1. Shepherd was an ex-Navy SEAL and an expert in underwater demolition. More...
  • Watterson Watterson, John Brett (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1986. More...
  • Higbee Higbee, Terry Alan (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Melnick Melnick, Bruce Edward 'Mel' (1949-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41, STS-49. More...
  • Joseph Joseph, Daryl James (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Liang Sili Liang Sili Chinese Engineer. Chief Designer of inertial guidance platforms for Chinese ballistic missiles. More...
  • Tanner Tanner, Joseph Richard 'Joe' (1950-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-66, STS-82, STS-97, STS-115. More...
  • Hilmers Hilmers, David Carl 'Dave' (1950-) American USMC engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-51-J, STS-26, STS-36, STS-42. Known as a religiously conservative astronaut; summed up many astronaut's fears of the shuttle, saying before a flight "I have no plans past MECO". More...
  • Rij Rij, Jerry Jerome (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Served at Onizuka AFB, California. Retired from the Air Force in 1995. Thereafter worked in private industry in Virginia. More...
  • Armor Armor, James Burton Jr (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1985. More...
  • Hamel Hamel, Michael Anthony (1950-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Knopow Knopow, Joseph J American engineer, at Lockheed in the 1950s developed the infrared radiometer, used to track and target aircraft and missiles. More...
  • Lopota Lopota, Vitali Aleksandrovich (1950-) Chechen engineer. General Designer of TsNII-RTK from 1991 to 2007. General Designer of RKK Energia from 2007 More...
  • Peralta y Fabi Peralta y Fabi, Ricardo (1950-) Mexican engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985. Research scientist at National University in Mexico City. Selected as backup for STS-61B, but mission cancelled after Challenger disaster. More...
  • Bird Bird, Cory American Engineer. White Knight project engineer. More...
  • Akbar Akbar, Taufik (1951-) Indonesian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1985-1986. More...
  • Manarov Manarov, Musa Khiramanovich 'Mussachi' (1951-) Lakets-Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-3, Mir EO-8. 541 cumulative days in space. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute with an engineering diploma in 1974 Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Later a Director of Smolsat. More...
  • Ivins Ivins, Marsha Sue (1951-) Jewish-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-32, STS-46, STS-62, STS-81, STS-98. NASA flight engineer. More...
  • Laveykin Laveykin, Aleksandr Ivanovich (1951-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-2. More...
  • Yemelyanov Yemelyanov, Sergei Aleksandrovich (1951-1992) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1984-1992. Graduated from MAI, 1974 Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Cosmonaut training November 1985 - October 1986. Left cosmonaut cadre for medical reasons. Manager for AO TPK "Prodmarket". Died of a heart attack. More...
  • Odle Odle, Randy Thomas (1951-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1986. More...
  • Brown, Mark Brown, Mark Neil (1951-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-28, STS-48. More...
  • Thomas, Andrew Thomas, Dr Andrew Sydney Withiel (1951-) Australian-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-77, Mir NASA-6, STS-102, STS-114. More...
  • Petrov, V P Petrov, Vladimir Petrovich Russian engineer. Head and Chief Designer of the GSKB design bureau 1951-1963. More...
  • Neri, Vela Neri Vela, Rodolfo (1952-) Mexican engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-61-B. First Mexican astronaut. More...
  • Camarda Camarda, Charles Joseph (1952-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-114. More...
  • Gevorkyan Gevorkyan, Vladimir Mkrtychovich (1952-2008) Armenian-Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1978-1987. Graduated from Bauman Technical Higher School, Moscow, 1975 Civilian Engineer, Chelomei OKB. From 1991 General Director of Science Corporation "Terra". More...
  • Pailes Pailes, William Arthur (1952-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut. Flew on STS-51-J. More...
  • Lee Lee, Mark Charles (1952-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-30, STS-47, STS-64, STS-82. Was married to astronaut Jan Davis, part of first married couple to fly in space together. More...
  • Prunariu Prunariu, Dumitru Dorin (1952-) Romanian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-10. First Rumanian astronaut. More...
  • Jones, Charles Jones, Charles Edward 'Chuck' (1952-2001) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. Killed in 9-11 hijacking. More...
  • Sega Sega, Dr Ronald Michael 'Ron' (1952-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-60, STS-76. Was married to astronaut Bonnie Dunbar. More...
  • Kuang Dingbo Kuang Dingbo Chinese Engineer. Specialist in design of military and space infrared sensors. More...
  • Wu ChengKang Wu ChengKang Chinese Engineer. Specialist in design of heat shields for nuclear warheads and recoverable spacecraft. More...
  • Zhou Benlian Zhou Benlian Chinese Engineer. Materials scientist, made important contributions to development of Chinese heat shield materials and composite structures for space station applications. More...
  • Mantz Mantz, Michael Ray (1953-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Pronina Pronina, Irina Rudolfovna (1953-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1980-1992. More...
  • Budarin Budarin, Nikolai Mikhailovich (1953-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-19, Mir EO-25, ISS EO-6. Made nine spacewalks totalling 1.93 days. 444 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Balandin Balandin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich (1953-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Flew on Mir EO-6. Left cosmonaut corps for medical reasons and returned to NPO Energia until departing in 1994. Then President of Lendint-Association until 2000. More...
  • Vinogradov Vinogradov, Pavel Vladimirovich (1953-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-24, ISS EO-13. 380 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO. More...
  • Polishchuk Polishchuk, Aleksandr Fyodorovich (1953-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-13. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Davis Davis, Dr Nancy Jan (1953-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-47, STS-60, STS-85. Engineer, was married to astronaut Mark Lee, part of first married couple to fly in space together. More...
  • Moshchenko Moshchenko, Sergey Ivanovich (1954-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1996-2009. More...
  • Crombie Crombie, Robert Buck (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Puz Puz, Craig Anton (1954-2008) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990. More...
  • Roberts Roberts, Katherine Eileen Sparks (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Doi Doi, Dr Takao (1954-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut 1985-2009. Flew on STS-87, STS-123. More...
  • DeArmond DeArmond, Frank Maxton (1954-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Krivoshein Krivoshein, Nikolai Afansyevich Russian Chief Designer of TsKB Heavy Machine Industry, 1954-1976; designed much of the detailed pneumatic and hydraulic equipment for launch complexes and silos. From 1969 they were the lead design bureau for silo-mounted command points. More...
  • Ling Ling, Donald P American engineer, headed Bell Labs and Bellcom, key NASA management contractors during the Apollo project. More...
  • Detroye Detroye, Jeffrey Eliot (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. Bachelor of science in astronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1977. From 1986 worked as a Shuttle Flight Controller. More...
  • Staib Staib, David Paul Jr (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. Left the astronaut corps in July 1988. Later worked at the Pentagon, then at Colorado Springs. More...
  • Casserino Casserino, Frank James (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Gemar Gemar, Charles Donald 'Sam' (1955-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-38, STS-48, STS-62. US Army More...
  • Hieb Hieb, Richard James 'Rick' (1955-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-39, STS-49, STS-65. More...
  • Robinson Robinson, Dr Stephen Kern (1955-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-85, STS-95, STS-114, STS-130. More...
  • Mace Mace, Timothy Kristian Charles (1955-) British engineer cosmonaut, 1989-1998. Was married to the daughter of former Soviet Cosmonaut V Zholobov. More...
  • Sponable Sponable, Jess Mitchell (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Bruemmer Bruemmer, Renate Luise (1955-) Swiss engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1987-1993. Meterologist. More...
  • Avdeyev Avdeyev, Sergei Vasilyevich (1956-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-12, Mir EO-20, Mir EO-26/-27. 747 cumulative days in space. Ten spacewalks. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Thompson, David Thompson, William David (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1985. Retired from the USAF in 1987. Later President Spectrum Technology, Los Angeles. More...
  • Low Low, George David (1956-2008) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-32, STS-43, STS-57. Son of former NASA administrator George M Low. More...
  • Harbaugh Harbaugh, Gregory Jordan 'Greg' (1956-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-39, STS-54, STS-71, STS-82. More...
  • Gernhardt Gernhardt, Dr Michael Landon (1956-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-69, STS-83, STS-94, STS-104. More...
  • Kaleri Kaleri, Aleksandr Yuryevich (1956-) Latvian-Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-11, Mir EO-22, Mir EO-28, ISS EO-8, ISS EO-25. 769 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. More...
  • Yeakel Yeakel, Glenn Scott (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1988. Master of science in astronautical engineering from USAF Academy, 1978. Stationed at the US State Department. Later with National Reconnaissance Office. More...
  • James James, Larry Dean (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Holder Holder, Livingston Lionel Jr 'Livvy' (1956-) African-American engineer USAF spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1988. Later worked for the Boeing Company, then Vice President of Space Systems, Andrews Space. More...
  • Voss, Janice Voss, Dr Janice Elaine (1956-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-57, STS-63, STS-83, STS-94, STS-99. Engineer. More...
  • LaComb LaComb, Maureen Cecil (1956-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1990. More...
  • Severin, Vladimir Severin, Vladimir Gayevich (1956-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1990-1995. Son of design bureau chief Gay Ilich Severin. More...
  • Kuleshova Kuleshova, Natalya Dmitriyevna (1956-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1980-1992. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute named after Grigori (Sergo) K. Ordzhonikidze, 1978. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. From 1992 she worked as an engineer at NPO Energia, Department 292. More...
  • Carretto Carretto, Joseph Anthony Jr (1957-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. More...
  • Fuglesang Fuglesang, Arne Christer (1957-) Swedish engineer cosmonaut, mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-116, STS-128. More...
  • Kondakova Kondakova, Yelena Vladimirovna (1957-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-17, STS-84. Engineer, first Russian woman to fly in space for other than propaganda reasons. Was married to astronaut Valeriy Ryumin. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Nespoli Nespoli, Paolo Alberto (1957-) Italian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-120, ISS EO-26. More...
  • Booen Booen, Michael Warren (1957-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1982-1987. More...
  • Zaitsev Zaitsev, Andrei Yevgenyevich (1957-2010) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1985-1996. More...
  • Linteris Linteris, Dr Gregory Thomas (1957-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-83, STS-94. More...
  • Usachyov Usachyov, Yuri Vladimirovich (1957-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-15, Mir EO-21, STS-101, ISS EO-2. 552 cumulative days in space. More...
  • Lazutkin Lazutkin, Aleksandr Ivanovich (1957-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-23. Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO. More...
  • Johnston, Paul Johnston, S Paul American Engineer. S. Paul Johnston was director of the Institute for Aeronautical Sciences. He was also a member of the Purcell Panel that assessed space flight capabilities for the U.S. government in 1957-1958. More...
  • Land Land, Edwin American Engineer. Edwin Land was president of the Polaroid Corporation, and a member of the Purcell Panel that assessed space flight capabilities for the U.S. government in 1957-1958. More...
  • Ronney Ronney, Paul David (1957-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1996-1997. Alternate Payload Specialist for STS-83 Mission MSL-1. More...
  • Ongaro Ongaro, Franco (1958-) Italian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1990-1993. More...
  • Ochoa Ochoa, Dr Ellen Lauri (1958-) Hispanic-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-56, STS-66, STS-96, STS-110. Engineer. More...
  • Caldeiro Caldeiro, Fernando 'Frank' (1958-2009) Hispanic-American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 1996-2009. More...
  • Treshchev Treshchev, Sergey Yevgenyevich (1958-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EO-5. Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO More...
  • Krikalyov Krikalyov, Sergei Konstantinovich (1958-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, Energia NPO, 1985-2009. Flew on Mir EO-4, Mir LD-3, STS-60, STS-88, ISS EO-1, ISS EO-11. World record for total duration spent in space (803 days). First Russian to fly aboard an American spacecraft. Flew in space six times. More...
  • Kuipers Kuipers, Andre (1958-) Dutch engineer cosmonaut, payload specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS Delta. More...
  • Clervoy Clervoy, Jean-Francois Andre (1958-) French engineer cosmonaut, mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-66, STS-84, STS-103. More...
  • Currie Currie, Nancy Jane nee Sherlock (1958-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-57, STS-70, STS-88, STS-109. US Army engineer. More...
  • Smith, Steven Smith, Steven Lee (1958-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-68, STS-82, STS-103, STS-110. More...
  • Silve Silve, Benoit M (1958-) French engineer cosmonaut, 1990-1993. Pilot, French Navy Selected for French astronaut team. More...
  • Yurchikhin Yurchikhin, Fyodor Nikolayevich (1959-) Georgian-Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on STS-112, ISS EO-15,ISS EO-24. 373 cumulative days in space. Engineer, Energia NPO. More...
  • Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Clayton Conrad (1959-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-15-1, STS-131. More...
  • Lawrence Lawrence, Wendy Barrien (1959-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-67, STS-86, STS-91, STS-114. US Navy ocean engineer. More...
  • Hire Hire, Kathryn Patricia 'Kay' (1959-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-90, STS-130. US Navy aviator; first woman assigned to a combat aircrew. More...
  • Gubenko Gubenko, Yevgeni Stepanovich (-1959) Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1950-1959 of SKB-567. Specialised in ground communications systems for missiles. More...
  • Vangen Vangen, Scott Duane (1959-) American engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1993-1995. More...
  • Mastracchio Mastracchio, Richard Alan 'Rick' (1960-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-106, STS-118, STS-131. More...
  • Tyurin Tyurin, Michael Vladislavovich (1960-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EO-3, ISS EO-14. Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO. More...
  • Shargin Shargin, Yuri Georgiyevich (1960-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-7. Russian Strategic Rocket Force More...
  • Korniyenko Korniyenko, Mikhail Borisovich (1960-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1998-on. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1987 Worked as an engineer at KBOM, then transferred to RKKE. Cosmonaut training completed November 19, 1999. More...
  • Viehboeck Viehboeck, Franz Artur (1960-) Austrian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir Austromir. First Austrian astronaut. More...
  • Tittle Tittle, Theresa Mary Stevens (1960-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1985-1988. Graduated in operations research from the USAF Academy, 1982. US Air Force operations specialist, stationed in the Pentagon. Later a Shuttle Flight Controller at the JSC. More...
  • Constan Constan, G N German-American NASA Engineer; as of November 1960 working for Von Braun as Chief, Technical Program Coordination Office at NASA Huntsville. More...
  • Jens-Goercke Jens-Goercke, Paul German engineer in WW2. Member of the German rocket team in Egypt 1960-1963. More...
  • Rosen, Herbert Rosen, Herbert H American engineer, deputy director of the office of public information in NASA in early 1960. More...
  • Song Jian Song Jian Chinese Engineer. Theoretician that made important contributions to Chinese missile and satellite control systems. Updated Qian Xuesen's primary textbook for Chinese rocket engineers. More...
  • Tani Tani, Daniel Michio (1961-) Japanese-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-108, ISS EO-16-1. More...
  • Chawla Chawla, Dr Kalpana (1961-2003) Indian-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-87, STS-107. She perished with the rest of the crew of the shuttle Columbia on 1 February 2003. More...
  • Burbank Burbank, Daniel Christopher (1961-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-106, STS-115. More...
  • Makarov, A M Makarov, Aleksandr Maksimovich Russian engineer. From 1961-1986 Director of the Yuzhnoye Machinery Factory and General Director of PO Yuzhmash. More...
  • Borzenkova Borzenkova Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. In March 1962 selected as cosmonaut, but the selection was not confirmed by the government commission. More...
  • Yefremova Yefremova Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. Selected as a cosmonaut on 28 February 1962, but in March 1962 her selection was rejected by the government commission. More...
  • Kvasova Kvasova, Vera Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. Selected as cosmonaut on 28 February 1962, but in March 1962 the selection was rejected by the government commission. More...
  • Sokolova Sokolova, Marina Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. Pilot. Selected as a cosmonaut on 28 February 1962, but on 3 March 1962 her selection was rejected by the government commission. In 1965 she set the world speed record for a female pilot while flying a MIG-21. More...
  • Solovova Solovova, Ludmilla Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1962. Selected as a cosmonaut on 28 February 1962, but in March 1962 her selection was rejected by the government commission. More...
  • Chamitoff Chamitoff, Gregory Errol (1962-) Jewish-Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-17-1, STS-134. More...
  • Hernandez Hernandez, Jose Moreno (1962-) Hispanic-American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2004-on. More...
  • Massimino Massimino, Michael James (1962-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-109, STS-125. More...
  • Good Good, Michael Timothy (1962-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on. More...
  • Drew Drew, Benjamin Alvin Jr (1962-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-118, STS-133. More...
  • Kyzhelnaya Kyzhelnaya, Nadezda Vasilyevna (1962-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1994-2004. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Stott Stott, Nicole Marie Passonno (1962-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on. More...
  • Cohen Cohen, Aaron American engineer, at NASA 1962-1992. Played important role in Apollo program, and later directed development of space shuttle orbiter from design to initial flight test. More...
  • Gasparini Gasparini, Jean-Marc Michel Daniel (1963-) French engineer astronaut, 1990-1998. Graduated from Polytechnic School, 1985 Combat and test pilot, French Air Force. Chief test pilot at Bretigny Flight Test Center . More...
  • Stefanyshyn-Piper Stefanyshyn-Piper, Heidemarie Martha (1963-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 1996-2009. Flew on STS-115, STS-126. Engineer. More...
  • Duque Duque, Pedro Francisco (1963-) Spanish engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-95, ISS Cervantes. First Spanish astronaut. More...
  • Kopra Kopra, Timothy Lennart (1963-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2000-on. US Army More...
  • Lothaller Lothaller, Clemens (1963-) Austrian engineer cosmonaut, 1989-1991. Doctorate degree from University of Vienna, 1987. One of five Austrian candidates in 1992 ESA selection. Made short list twice, but not selected in 1992 and 1998. Later had his own medical practice. More...
  • Sharman Sharman, Helen Patricia 'Lenochka' (1963-) British engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir Juno. Chemist. First British astronaut. First non-American, non-Soviet female astronaut. More...
  • Lu Lu, Dr Edward Tsang (1963-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-84, STS-106, ISS EO-7. More...
  • Wakata Wakata, Koichi (1963-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-72, STS-92, STS-119. More...
  • Payette Payette, Julie (1963-) Canadian engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-96, STS-127. Engineer. Second Canadian female astronaut. More...
  • McKay, Michael McKay, Michael John (1963-) Canadian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1992-1995. More...
  • Solovyov, V I Solovyov, Vsevolod Nikolayevich Russian engineer. Head of the KB Transport Mechanical Engineering (KB TM) 1963-1991. KB TM developed launch equipment and complexes for a range of missiles, including the R-36 heavy ICBM. More...
  • Schneider Schneider, William C American engineer, at NASA 1963-1980. Mission director for seven Gemini missions; Apollo mission director 1967-1968; Skylab Program director 1968-1974. More...
  • Solovyev Solovyev, Vsevolod Nikolayevich Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1963-1992 of KB TransMash Designed missile and booster launch complexes. More...
  • Thompson, J R Thompson, James R 'JR' American engineer, at NASA 1963-1991, deputy administrator 1989-1991; headed development test of the J-2 and SSME engines at NASA. More...
  • Bowen Bowen, Stephen Gerard (1964-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-126, STS-132, STS-133. More...
  • Melvin Melvin, Leland Devon 'Lee' (1964-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-122, STS-129. More...
  • Patrick Patrick, Nicholas James MacDonald (1964-) British-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-116, STS-130. More...
  • Richards, Paul Richards, Paul William (1964-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-102. More...
  • Higginbotham Higginbotham, Joan Elizabeth Miller (1964-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-116. Engineer. More...
  • Tkachev Tkachev, Fedor Dmitriyevich Russian engineer. Chief Designer of NIEI PDS. Specialised in parachutes. Fired 1968 after Soyuz 1 parachute failure and death of Cosmonaut Komarov. More...
  • Noguchi Noguchi, Soichi (1965-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-114, ISS EO-22. More...
  • Olivas Olivas, John Daniel 'Danny' (1965-) Hispanic-American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2010. Flew on STS-117, STS-128. More...
  • Kontogiannis Kontogiannis, George (1965-) American engineer, lead for the Titan 4/Centaur and Atlas V. More...
  • Revin Revin, Sergey Nikolayevich (1966-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1996-on. More...
  • Frolov Frolov, Yevgeni A Russian engineer cosmonaut candidate, 1964. Civilian Engineer, Korolev bureau. On 18 May 1964 selection as cosmonaut not approved. More...
  • Darevskiy Darevskiy, Sergei Grigoryevich Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1965-1975 of Special OKB of Gromov LII. Designed simulators and cockpit consoles. More...
  • Tregub Tregub, Yakov Isayevich Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1964-1973 of Korolev design bureau for flight controls for piloted flights. More...
  • Ansari Ansari, Anousheh nee Raissyan (1966-) Iranian-American engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-11. First female space tourist. First Iranian in space. More...
  • Wilson Wilson, Stephanie Diana (1966-) African-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-121, STS-120, STS-131. Engineer. More...
  • Keathley Keathley, William C American engineer, at NASA from 1966. Project manager for the Skylab Apollo Telescope Mount Optical Telescope Assembly; manager of Hubble Space Telescope from 1977. More...
  • Kimbrough Kimbrough, Robert Shane (1967-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-126. US Army More...
  • Kozeyev Kozeyev, Konstantin Mirovich (1967-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-2. More...
  • Sun Jiadong Sun Jiadong Chinese engineer. Chief Designer of China's DF-2 and DF-3 IRBM's and first artificial and remote sensing satellites. More...
  • Reisman Reisman, Garrett Erin (1968-) Jewish-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS EO-16-3, STS-123, STS-132. More...
  • Hoshide Hoshide, Akihito (1968-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-124. Underwent cosmonaut training in Russia, then Astronaut training in USA. More...
  • Skripochka Skripochka, Oleg Ivanovich (1969-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1997-on. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO More...
  • Koenig Koenig (-1969) German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 in the test stand group. Died in 1969. More...
  • Cassidy Cassidy, Christopher John 'Chris' (1970-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2004-on. More...
  • Behnken Behnken, Robert Louis (1970-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-123, STS-130. More...
  • Artemyev Artemyev, Oleg Germanovich (1970-) Latvian engineer cosmonaut, 2003-on. More...
  • Dadieu Dadieu, Armin German engineer. Worked on German uranium processing in WW2, and for Saenger post-war. By the 1970's on review committees for post-Apollo space programs in US and Europa III LV in Europe. Consultant to West German goverment on OTRAG. More...
  • Hitter Hitter, Hans H (-1970) German Engineer. Rocket propulsion engineer and director of the Development Centre at Karlshagen. More...
  • Kachigan Kachigan, Karl American Chief Engineer and Director, Atlas Launch Vehicle, at General Dynamics in the 1970's and 1980's More...
  • Pustovyi Pustovyi, Dr Yaroslav Ihorovych 'Yarko' (1970-) Ukrainian engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1996-2005. Ukraine Air Force. More...
  • Yamazaki Yamazaki, Naoko (1970-) Japanese engineer mission specialist astronaut, 1999-on. Underwent cosmonaut training in Russia, then Astronaut training in USA. NASDA More...
  • Bugayskiy Bugayskiy, Viktor Nikifirovich Russian engineer. Headed Chelomei design bureau Filial 1 1960-1973. Specialised in rockets and spacecraft. More...
  • Flores Flores, Pablo (1971-) Argentine cosmonaut candidate. More...
  • Shuttleworth Shuttleworth, Mark Richard Republic 'Buranov' (1973-) South African tourist cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-3. First South African astronaut. More...
  • Behnke Behnke (-1973) German rocket technician in WW2; later worked in France at LRBA from 1947 in the metrology group. Died in 1973. More...
  • Plathe Plathe, Albert (-1973) German Engineer. Pilot; main engineer at Peenemuende. More...
  • Serov, Mark Serov, Mark Vyacheslavovich (1974-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 2003-on. An engineer at RKK Energia since 1998. More...
  • Tarelkin Tarelkin, Yevgeni Igorevich (1974-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 2003-on. More...
  • Serova Serova, Elena Olegovna (1976-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 2006-on.Wife of Mark Serov (2003 selection group) Graduate of MAI. Worked in TsUP Flight Control Center. More...
  • Aksyutin Aksyutin, Boris Rodionovich Russian Chief Designer of the Central Design Bureau for Heavy Machine Industry, TsKB TM, 1977-1988; designed much of the pneumatic and hydraulic equipment for launch pads and silos. From 1969, lead designer for silo-mounted command points. More...
  • Yi So-yeon Yi So-yeon (1978-) Korean engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EP-14. First Korean in space. More...
  • Graham Graham, Dr William R American engineer, deputy administrator of NASA 1985-1986. More...
  • Dobrick Dobrick, Werner (-1986) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. German expert in guided missiles during WW2. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Died at Oberlenningen, Germany. More...
  • Keiner Keiner German rocket technician and engineer in WW2; later worked in France, first at LRBA as part of the structures group, then at SEP. Died in 1986. More...
  • Leontenkov Leontenkov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Russian engineer. From 1988 Head and Chief Designer of TsKB TM. More...
  • Bolkhovitinov Bolkhovitinov, Viktor Fedorovich (1889-1970) Russian engineer. Engineer at NII-1. Led early study of Soviet derivative of the Saenger-Bredt antipodal bomber. Soviet airplane technical designer. More...
  • Gushchin Gushchin, Nikolai Ivanovich Russian engineer. From 1989 Head and Chief Designer Kolomna Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau. Missile designer. More...
  • Pak Pak, Zinoviy Petrovich Russian engineer. General Director of LNPO Soyuz 1989-1996. Leading designer in the chemistry and technology of solid rocket propellants. More...
  • Tolmachev Tolmachev, Viktor Grigoryevich Russian engineer. General Director, Votkinsk Factory from 1989. Manufacturers of solid propellant ballistic missiles. More...
  • Biryukov, G P Biryukov, Gennadiy Pavlovich Russian engineer. From 1992 General Director and Chef Designer of KB TM Developed launch equipment and complexes for a range of missiles, including the R-36 heavy ICBM. More...
  • Prasthofer Willibald P Prasthofer (1917-1993) Austrian-American engineer and rocket technician in World War II; later worked in France in the engine group at LRBA from 1947 to 1955. He returned briefly to Graz, Austria, and then went to work with von Braun's team at Huntsville, Alabama. During his tenure at NASA, he was US representative to the Paris Air Show for a number of years and lectured at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. He was on the faculty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. More...
  • Barmin, I V Barmin, Igor Vladimirovich Russian engineer. Head and Chief Designer of the Barmin KBOM after the death of his father in 1993. Designed mobile and fixed launchers for missiles and space boosters. More...
  • Rachuk Rachuk, Vladimir Sergeyevich Russian engineer. From 1993 General Director and Chief Designer of KBKhA. Designer of liquid propellant rocket engines. More...
  • Dragun Dragun, Dmitri Konstantinovich Russian engineer. From 1996 General Director and General Designer OKB Vympel. Missile designer. More...
  • Milekhin Milekhin, Yuri Mikhailovich Russian engineer. From 1996 General Director of the Soyuz Federal Centre for Dual Technology in Dzerzhinskiy The primary Russian designer of solid propellant motors. More...
  • Sokolovskiy Sokolovskiy, Mikhail Ivanovich Russian engineer. From 1996 general designer and director of NPO Iskra in Perm. Designer of solid propellant rocket engines. More...
  • Solomonov Solomonov, Yuri Semenovich Russian engineer. From 1997 Director and General Designer of Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. Solid propellant missile designer. More...
  • Harris, Robert Harris, Robert D American engineer, leading Aerojet rocket engine designer; finished career as Vice President of Strategic and Space Propulsion Aerojet vice president in 1999. Retired to northern California. More...
  • Aldrich Aldrich, Rick American Engineer. White Knight crew chief. More...
  • Fleischer Fleischer, Karl-Otto (-2005) German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter. More...
  • Tikhonov Tikhonov, Nikolai Vladimirovich Russian engineer cosmonaut, 2006-on. Graduated MAI, 2005. More...
  • Jungert Jungert, Wilhelm German engineer in WW2, member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. More...

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