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1909 Chronology

1909 January 1 - .
  • Birth of Friedrich Dhom - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Dhom. 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..

1909 January 8 - .
  • Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Schwarz - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Schwarz, Friedrich. 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..

1909 January 26 - .
  • Birth of Friedrich Duerr - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Duerr. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1909 February 2 - .
  • Goddard Lox/LH2 rocket concept - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard.

    Goddard realises his earlier nested gun concept is not practical - he calculates it will take 56 tons of explosive to launch a 500 pound payload to an altitude of 2,000 miles. He realises Lox/LH2 will make the ideal rocket fuel, although he is still thinking in terms of explosive pulses.


1909 March 17 - .
  • Birth of Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Barmin bureau. Russian chief designer. Chief Designer 1941-1993 of GSKB SpetsMash; pre-eminent Soviet designer of rocket launch complexes..

1909 April 5 - .
  • Birth of Mikhail Sergeyevich Ryazanskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Ryazanskiy. Russian chief designer. Chief Designer 1946-1951 and 1955-1987 of Nll-885. Specialised in missile and spacecraft radio guidance..

1909 April 15 - .
  • Birth of Hans Paul - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Paul. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1909 May 27 - .
  • Birth of Walter T Bonney - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bonney. American journalist. Worked for NACA from 1949. NASA Director of Public Relations, 1958-1960. Avco Director of Public Relations 1960-1971..

1909 June 10 - .
  • Birth of Ludwig Roth - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Roth. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1909 June 19 - .
  • Birth of Ernest W Brackett - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Brackett. American bureaucrat. Director of NASA Procurement 1960-1968..

1909 July 3 - .
  • Birth of Hans Walter Milde - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Milde. German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Died at Grant, Alabama..

1909 August 13 - .
  • Birth of Robert Heinrich Karl Paetz - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Paetz. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1909 August 18 - .
  • Birth of Arthur B Bronwell - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bronwell. 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..

1909 August 27 - .
  • Birth of John A Barclay - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barclay. American officer. Commander of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency from 1958.

1909 September 18 - .
  • Birth of Richard M Bissell - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bissell. American CIA official who headed development of the U-2 and A-12 spy planes, and the first generation of spy satellites. Deputy Director for Plans at the time of the Bay of Pigs debacle, which resulted in his resignation..

1909 December 25 - .
  • Birth of Gleb Yevgenyevich Lozino-Lozinskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Lozino-Lozinskiy. 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..

1909 December 31 - .
  • Birth of Bruno Helm - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Helm. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..


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