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1907 Chronology

1907 January 12 - .
  • Birth of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev - . Nation: Russia, Ukraine. Related Persons: Korolev bureau. Soviet Chief Designer, responsible for creating the first long range ballistic missiles, the first space launchers, the first artificial satellite, and putting the first man in space. After his premature death the Soviets lagged in space..

1907 January 14 - .
  • Birth of Vasili Mikhailovich Ryabikov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Ryabikov. Russian government official. Chief of Third Chief Directorate of Council of Ministers 1951-1953. Chaired Military-Industrial Commission 1955-1957and Sputnik State Commission..

1907 January 16 - .
  • Birth of Paul H Nitze - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Nitze. American manager, director of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, 1944-1946, senior defense department positions 1961-1969..

1907 January 24 - .
  • Birth of Petr Vasilyevich Dementiev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Dementiev. Russian politician. Minister of Aviation Industry 1953-1977. Supporter of Chelomei..

1907 January 25 - .
  • Birth of Norair Martirosovich Sisakyan - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Sisakyan. Russian scientist. Early space medicine specialist at the Second Division of Biological Sciences under the Academy of Sciences..

1907 February 2 - .
  • Birth of Heinrich Rothe - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Rothe. 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..

1907 February 7 - .
  • Birth of Yuri Aleksandrovich Pobedonostsev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Pobedonostsev. Russian engineer. Chief Engineer 1946-49 of Nll-88. Later Chief Engineer of Nll-125..

1907 February 7 - .
  • Birth of Yuvenaliy Mikhailovich Volynkin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Volynkin. Russian officer. Director of Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine 1960-1969..

1907 February 22 - .
  • Birth of Walter Schierhorn - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Schierhorn. 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..

1907 March 13 - .
  • Birth of Hannes Luehrsen - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Luehrsen. German-American architect. Member of von Braun's team at Peenemuende and in US; designed the buildings, roads, and infrastructure at Peenemuende and at Huntsville..

1907 April 7 - .
  • Birth of Johann G Tschinkel - . Nation: Austria, Germany. Related Persons: Tschinkel. 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..

1907 April 18 - .
  • Birth of Werner Kuers - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Kuers. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1907 May 1 - .
  • Birth of Boris Yevstafyevich Butoma - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Butoma. Russian bureaucrat. Minister of Shipbuilding Industry 1957-1976..

1907 May 16 - .
  • Birth of Herbert R Bergeler - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Bergeler. 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..

1907 July 7 - .
  • Birth of Robert A Heinlein - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Heinlein. Leading American writer of technical science fiction, inspired many engineers that would later make space travel a reality. Major corporations, the military, and nuclear power were key aspects of the colonization of space in his stories..

1907 July 30 - .
  • Birth of Bernhardt L Dorman - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Dorman. Jewish-American engineer. Key Aerojet employee, 1943-1972..

1907 October 15 - .
  • Birth of Zhao Jiuzhang - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Zhao Jiuzhang. Chinese Engineer. Leader in development of instruments for use on Chinese sounding rockets and artificial satellites. Killed by Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution..

1907 October 27 - .
  • Birth of Fritz Mueller - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Mueller, Fritz. 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..

1907 November 13 - .
  • Birth of Kenneth D Nichols - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Nichols. American manager, involved in directing the guided missile research and development effort for the Secretary of Defense in the early 1950's..

1907 November 14 - .
  • Birth of Leonid Ivanovich Sedov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Sedov. Russian scientist. Chaired the Commission for Promotion of Interplanetary Flights. Public spokesman for the Soviet space program..

1907 November 17 - .
  • Birth of Albin Wittmann - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Wittmann. 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..


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