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1913 Chronology

1913 January 10 - .
  • Birth of Joachim Wilhelm Muehlner - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Muehlner. German-American radio engineer, at Peenemuende from 1939 . One of the few of von Braun's team that worked on all major programs, from the doppler transponder for the V-2 to the electronic landing systems for the Space Shuttle in 1978..

1913 March 1 - .
  • Birth of Wallace W Withee - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Withee. American engineer. Member of the Atlas management team; headed test operations..

1913 March 11 - .
  • Birth of Boris Nikolayevich Petrov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Petrov, Boris. Russian engineer, Department Chief 1951-1980 of the Institute of Control Problems, chair of the Inter-Cosmos Council, which promoted cooperation in space among eastern European nations during the height of the Cold War, 1966-1980..

1913 March 13 - .
  • Birth of William Casey - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Casey. American intelligence officer. CIA Chief under Reagan, 1981-1987. Oversaw massive increase in CIA budget, including that for space activities..

1913 March 18 - .
  • Birth of Kurt Paul Erich Patt - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Patt. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1913 March 22 - .
  • Goddard diagnosed with tuberculosis. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. The doctors thought he had just two weeks to live. During the months of recuperation that followed, Goddard conceived the basic concepts of rocketry, leading to patents the following year..

1913 March 24 - .
  • Birth of Richard W Porter - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Porter. American engineer; his 400-strong GE team at Malta, NY, built US versions of the V-2 and Wasserfall, and engine for Vanguard. Influential, on many committees, but Malta was a dead-end, and closed in 1984..

1913 March 27 - .
  • Birth of Guenther Haukohl - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Haukohl. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1913 March 27 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Ivanovich Nosov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Nosov. Russian officer. Chief of launch command of Baikonur 1955-1958. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe..

1913 April 19 - .
  • Birth of Eugene G Fubini - . Nation: Italy, USA. Related Persons: Fubini. Italian-American physicist. Worked for the US military in a succession of technical and scientific position 1942-1969..

1913 April 24 - .
  • Birth of Dieter Grau - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Grau. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1913 April 27 - .
  • Birth of Viktor Ivanovich Kuznetsov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kuznetsov, Viktor. Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1946-1989 of Nll-10 and NII-44. Specialised in missile and spaceship gyroscopes..

1913 April 29 - .
  • Birth of Chandler Cole 'Chan' Ross - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ross, Chan. American engineer. Director of numerous advanced projects at Aerojet (including Aerotojet, Aerorocket, NERVA)..

1913 May 9 - .
  • Birth of Albert Franz Zeiler - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Zeiler. 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 in Florida..

1913 May 11 - .
  • Birth of Wolfgang Hermann Steurer - . Nation: Austria, Germany. Related Persons: Steurer. Austrian-German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1913 May 30 - .
  • Birth of Dean E Wooldridge - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wooldridge. American engineer, co-founder of TRW in 1953, director of TRW STL 1962-on..

1913 June 2 - .
  • Birth of Aleksei Fedorovich Bogomolov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Bogomolov. Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1954-1988 of OKB MEI..

1913 June 24 - .
  • Birth of Vasili Sergeyevich Budnik - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Budnik. Russian engineer. First Deputy Designer of KB Yuzhnoye 1954-1972..

1913 June 25 - .
  • Birth of Werner Voss - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Voss, Werner. German-American engineer in WW2, member of the German rocket team, went to America after the first group. Died at Huntsville, Alabama..

1913 July 3 - .
  • Birth of Albert Puellenberg - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Puellenberg. German engineer. Led the Hannover Group of German rocket experimenters 1931-1935, and renewed German citizen rocketry 1952-1964..

1913 July 14 - .
  • Birth of Gerald R Ford - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ford, Gerald. American politician. House of Representatives 1948-1973; Vice President 1973-1974; President 1974-1977. No new space initatives, stewarded Nixon's program of ending Apollo, single Apollo-Soyuz flight, continued Shuttle development..

1913 July 14 - .
  • Birth of Leonid Aleksandrovich Voskresenskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Voskresenskiy. Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1953-1964 of Korolev design bureau..

1913 July 27 - .
  • Birth of Salomon E 'Sol' Chavez - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chavez. Hispanic-American engineer. Atlas missile test supervisor, 1958-1973..

1913 August 6 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Yulevich Ishlinskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Ishlinskiy. Russian scientist. Director of Institute of Mechanics 1964-1989. Prepared space communiqués..

1913 August 19 - .
  • Birth of Rudi Beichel - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Beichel. German-American engineer, on von Braun's team, but left to independently advise US Army on liquid propulsion. Joined Aerojet in 1956, worked on Lox/LH2 Titan I engine conversion, Aerojet large engine studies, and USAF ARES single-stage ICBM..

1913 September 21 - .
  • Birth of Milton B Ames - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ames. American engineer, at NASA in leadership positions, 1936-1972..

1913 October 8 - .
  • Birth of Hans Eiseler - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Eiseler. German graduate 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..

1913 October 8 - .
  • Birth of Robert R Gilruth - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gilruth. American engineer, at NASA 1937-1952. Head of Mercury, 1959-1962, Director, Houston, 1962-1972. Under his leadership Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo were designed and flown, America won the moon race, and the shuttle was designed..

1913 October 11 - .
  • Birth of Robert B Kershner - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kershner. American Chief Designer. Developer of the Transit navigation satellite system..

1913 October 27 - .
  • Birth of Friedrich Staats - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Staats. German electronics engineer, worked for Steinhoff at Peenemuende, but stayed in Germany after war. Founded and led the leading German rocket society 1952-1990 (designated sequentially DAFRA, DRG, HOG, DGLR)..

1913 October 30 - .
  • Birth of Klaus Eduard Scheufelen - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Scheufelen. German engineer, V-2 test leader. At end of war headed development of Taifun unguided antiaircraft rocket, characterised as a 'desperation project'. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Living in Lenningen, Germany in 2004..

1913 November 20 - .
  • Birth of Li Xun - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Li Xun. Chinese Engineer. Metallurgist who developed alloys crucial to China's nuclear, missile, and space programmes..

1913 December 8 - .
  • Birth of Thomas Patrick Gerrity - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gerrity. American officer. Head of Air Force ballistic missile programs 1960-1961..

1913 December 14 - .
  • Birth of Otto Heinrich Hirschler - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Hirschler. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1913 December 19 - .
  • Birth of Ernst Stuhlinger - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Stuhlinger. German-American engineer. Member of the German Rocket Team in the United States after WW2..


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