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1912 Chronology

1912 January 28 - .
  • Birth of Lloyd William Standley - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Standley. American engineer. Chief of Mechanical Design for the Atlas..

1912 February 27 - .
  • Birth of Helmut Hoelzer - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hoelzer. 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..

1912 March 1 - .
  • Birth of Boris Yevseyevich Chertok - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Chertok. 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..

1912 March 6 - .
  • Birth of Erich Drews - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Drews. 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..

1912 March 15 - .
  • Birth of Helmut Wilhelm Emil Schlitt - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Schlitt. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 March 16 - .
  • Birth of Rudi Hoelker - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hoelker. 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..

1912 March 18 - .
  • Birth of Nicholas E Golovin - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Golovin. American physicist. NRL, 1946-1948; NBS 1949-1958; NASA 1960. Chaired seminal NASA-DOD large launch vehicle planning group 1961. White House technical advisor for aviation and space 1962-1968..

1912 March 23 - .
  • Wernher von Braun born in in Wirsitz, Posen. - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: von Braun. Von Braun was the second of three sons born to Baron Magnus von Braun and Baroness Emmy von Quistorp..

1912 March 23 - .
  • Birth of Wernher von Braun - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: von Braun. German-American chief designer, leader of the 'Rocket Team'; developed the V-2, Redstone, Jupiter, and the Saturn rockets that took US to the moon. He made the idea of space travel popular in the 1950's and a reality in the 1960's..

1912 March 27 - .
  • Birth of Werner Sieber - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Sieber. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 April 19 - .
  • Birth of Glenn T Seaborg - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Seaborg. American physicist, chair of the Atomic Energy Commission 1961-1971..

1912 April 27 - .
  • Birth of Herbert Walter Fuhrmann - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Fuhrmann. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 May 27 - .
  • Birth of Bruno Heusinger - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Heusinger. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 May 31 - .
  • Birth of Georgi Ivanovich Petrov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Petrov, Georgi. Russian scientist. Director of Institute of Space Research 1965-1973. Conducted aerodynamic research at NII-1 before being named Director..

1912 June 3 - .
  • Birth of Dieter Karl F Huzel - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Huzel. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 June 8 - .
  • Birth of Arthur Pilz - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Pilz, Arthur. 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..

1912 June 24 - .
  • Birth of Helmut Horn - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Horn. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 July 5 - .
  • Birth of Frank Pace - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Pace. American manager, Secretary of the Army, 1950-1953, president of General Dynamics 1953-1962. During his tenure General Dynamics acquired Convair and other companies and became a leading defense and space contractor..

1912 August 5 - .
  • Birth of Konrad Dannenberg - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Dannenberg. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 August 15 - .
  • Birth of Bernhard Tessmann - . Nation: Austria, Germany. Related Persons: Tessmann. 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..

1912 August 27 - .
  • Birth of Hermann Joachim Weidner - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Weidner. 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..

1912 September 5 - .
  • Birth of Otto August Hoberg - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hoberg. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 September 29 - .
  • Birth of Werner Kurt Gengelbach - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Gengelbach. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 October 2 - .
  • Birth of Frank J Malina - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Malina. 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..

1912 October 18 - .
  • Birth of Sergei Alekseyevich Zverev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Zverev. Russian government official. Chairman of GKOT 1963-1965..

1912 October 19 - .
  • Birth of Hans Josef Lindenmayer - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Lindenmayer. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1912 December 3 - .
  • Birth of Edward S Forman - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forman. Early American rocket pioneer; co-founder of Aerojet.

1912 December 19 - .
  • Birth of Leonid I Brezhnev - . Nation: Russia, Ukraine. Related Persons: Brezhnev. Russian politician. Leader of the Soviet Union between 1965 and 1982..


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