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Koelle, Heinz-Hermann
Koelle
Koelle
Credit: NASA
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.

Born: 1925-07-22. Died: 2011-02-20. Birth Place: Danzig.

Born 1925 in the former Free state of Danzig, Pilot during World War II, (1954) MS Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Stuttgart, (1963) Ph.D. Berlin, (1955-65) member of the von Braun team at Huntsville Alabama, eventually heading the influential Advanced Projects Office. A key decision maker in source selection of propulsion for the Saturn vehicles. (Chief, Preliminary Design, ABMA & Director, Future Projects NASA/MSFC), (1960) US Citizen, (1961) Editor-in-Chief: Handbook of Astronautical Engineering -McGraw-Hill, (1965-91) Professor of Space Technology, Technical University Berlin (TUB), (1989-91) Dean, Department of Transportation, Technical University Berlin, Member of International Academy of Astronautics, Chairman, Subcommittee on Lunar development, over 300 publications.



Country: Germany, USA. Bibliography: 5633.

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