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1919 Chronology

1919 January 5 - .
  • Birth of Rosemarie Tannhaeuser - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Tannhaeuser. German manager. Member of the German Rocket Team in the Soviet Union after WW2. Secretary who worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's design bureau from 1947 to 1952. Worked as Secretary in Dept. 61/Shop 55..

1919 January 19 - .
  • Goddard resumes teaching at Clark University - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. From 1919 to 1930 he resumed full-time teaching at Clark University, and could devote only spare time and summers to rocket research..

1919 February 5 - .
  • Birth of John Donald 'Jack' Young - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Young, Jack. American manager, at NASA 1960-1966..

1919 February 6 - .
  • Birth of John Harrison - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Harrison. American engineer. Manager of Test Operations for the Atlas-Centaur and Titan 3E-Centaur..

1919 February 11 - .
  • Birth of Siegfried Reinhard - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Reinhard. German designer 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..

1919 February 25 - .
  • Birth of Hans Rudolf Palaoro - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Palaoro. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1919 March 30 - .
  • Birth of McGeorge Bundy - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bundy. American Bureaucrat. McGeorge Bundy was a professor of government before serving as the national security adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961-1966..

1919 April 10 - .
  • Birth of John C Houbolt - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Houbolt. American engineer, at NASA 1945-1985. Claimed to have discovered bur certainly promoted the lunar orbit rendezvous strategy used for Apollo..

1919 May 10 - .
  • Birth of Freiherr Magnus von Braun - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: von Braun, Magnus. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1919 May 29 - .
  • Solar Eclipse Confirms Einstein's General Theory of Relativity - .

1919 June 5 - .
  • Birth of James C Fletcher - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fletcher. American engineer, administrator of NASA 1971-1977 (completion of Apollo and beginning of shuttle) and 1986-1989 (NASA restructuring after Challenger disaster)..

1919 June 28 - . LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • Treaty loophole permits German rocket development. - . Nation: Germany. Signing of Treaty of Versailles disarmed Germany of a military air force but did not include rockets as potential weapons, thus leaving Germany free under international law to develop them..

1919 July 19 - .
  • Birth of Walter C Williams - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams, Walter. American engineer, at NASA 1940-1964, founded NASA flight test facility at Edwards AFB, directed operations for Mercury. 1964-1975, VP at Aerospace Corporation. 1975-1982 chief engineer of NASA..

1919 September 6 - .
  • Birth of DeMarquis D Wyatt - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wyatt. American engineer, at NASA 1944-1973, specialized in supersonic research in propulsion system installations, from 1958 management positions at headquarters..

1919 September 14 - .
  • Birth of Vladislav Nikolayevich Bogomolov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Bogomolov, Vladislav. Russian chief designer. Chief Designer 1971-1985 of Isayev rocket engine design bureau. Succeeded Isayev after his death..

1919 September 22 - .
  • Birth of Mikhail Vasilyevich Melnikov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Melnikov. Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1960-1974 at Korolev design bureau. Specialised in engines, including Blok D..

1919 October 1 - .
  • Birth of Dmitri Ilich Kozlov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kozlov bureau. Russian Chief Designer. Lead Designer for the R-7 ICBM, then headed Samara bureau for production engineering for the Soyuz rocket, Zenit and Yantar reconnaisance satellites..

1919 October 22 - .
  • Birth of Heinz Knittel - . Nation: Germany, Russia. Related Persons: Knittel. German precision mechanic, in the rocket team in Russia. Worked on rocket engine development in Glushko's bureau 1947-1952 in the Test Bench and Laboratory Departments. One of the group that fired V-2 rockets at Kapustin Yar in 1946..

1919 November 3 - .
  • Birth of Eugene M Emme - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Emme. American NASA Historian. Eugene M. Emme became the NASA chief historian in 1959 and served until his retirement in 1979. Previously he had been a historian with the Air University of the U.S. Air Force..

1919 November 4 - .
  • Birth of Oskar F Holderer - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Holderer. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1919 November 14 - .
  • Birth of Kerim Aliyevich Kerimov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kerimov. Russian officer. First Commander of TsUKOS 1964-1965. Directorate Chief of Ministry of General Machine Building 1965-1974..

1919 December 18 - .
  • Birth of Kenneth P Timmons - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Timmons. American engineer. Headed the Skylab Multiple Docking Adapter and External Tank projects..

1919 December 28 - .
  • Birth of Bruce T Lundin - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lundin. American engineer, at NASA 1943-1977, heading propulsion development efforts at Lewis, notably the Centaur engine..


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