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1906 Chronology

1906 January 1 - .
  • Birth of Henrik Winskowski - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Winskowski. 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..

1906 January 23 - .
  • Birth of Eberhard Julius Spohn - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Spohn. 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..

1906 February 2 - .
  • Birth of Shen Qizhen - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Shen Qizhen. Chinese PLA Physician. Chairman of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, one of three senior scientists that laid out plans for the first Chinese manned spacecraft in April 1966..

1906 February 11 - .
  • Birth of Erich Kaschig - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Kaschig. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1906 March 21 - .
  • Birth of Hans Hueter - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Hueter. German-Swiss engineer. Member of the German Rocket Team in the United States after WW2..

1906 April 8 - .
  • Birth of William AM Burden - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burden. American engineer. Aviation consultant, served on the National Aeronautics and Space Council 1958-1959..

1906 June 15 - .
  • Birth of Melvin N Gough - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gough. American test pilot. At Langley from 1926. From 1943 director of flight research. Director of NASA activities at Cape Canaveral 1958-1960..

1906 July 8 - .
  • Birth of Guenther Hintze - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hintze. 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..

1906 July 18 - .
  • Birth of Ira H Abbott - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Abbott. American aerodynamicist, at NASA 1929-1962; supervised the X-15, supersonic transport, nuclear rocket, and advanced reentry programs..

1906 September 9 - .
  • Birth of Anton Beier - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Beier. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1906 September 10 - .
  • Birth of Petr Petrovich Chechulin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Chechulin. Russian officer. Director of Nll-4 1951-1955 during early research on satellites..

1906 September 13 - .
  • Birth of John Stack - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Stack. 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..

1906 October 1 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Vasiliyevich Domrachev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Domrachev. Russian bureaucrat. First Chairman of GKOT 1951-1958. Participated in Baikonur's selection..

1906 October 2 - .
  • Birth of Willy Ley - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Ley. German-American writer. German-American writer, extremely effective populariser of the idea of space flight - first in Germany and then in the United States..

1906 October 4 - .
  • Birth of Walter W B Burose - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Burose. 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..

1906 October 7 - .
  • Birth of James E Webb - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Webb. American manager, NASA Adminstrator 1961-1968. A savvy political operator and manager, he was singularly responsible for NASA being able to achieve the goal of landing a man on the moon by 1970..

1906 October 17 - .
  • Birth of Richard S Perkin - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Perkin. American Manager. Richard S. Perkin was co-founder ad president of Perkin-Elmer Corp., 1937-1960, and then chairman of the board..

1906 October 23 - .
  • Birth of Hermann E Lange - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Lange. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1906 November 5 - .
  • Birth of Fred L Whipple - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Whipple. American astronomer, popular writer on planetary exploration in the 1950's, who helped to fire the public's imagination and enthusiasm for space exploration..

1906 November 9 - .
  • Birth of Arthur Louis Hugo Rudolph - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Rudolph. 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..

1906 November 15 - .
  • Birth of Curtis E LeMay - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: LeMay. American USAF officer, created the Strategic Air Command as a special nuclear-armed force, including its ICBM components, 1947-1965..

1906 December 21 - .
  • Birth of Grigoriy Ivanovich Voronin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Voronin. Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1939-1985 of OKB-124. Specialised in life support systems for spacecraft..


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