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1922 Chronology

1922 January 8 - .
  • Birth of Dale Dehaven Myers - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Myers. American aerodynamicist, charismatic manager that went many times through the revolving door between industry and government. Key roles in Hound Dog, Apollo, Shuttle, and B-1 programs..

1922 January 18 - .
  • Birth of Oleg Genrikhovich Ivanovskiy - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Ivanovskiy. Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer 1971-1983 of Lavochkin design bureau. Began career at Korolev's bureau, working on Sputnik and Vostok..

1922 February 17 - .
  • Birth of Valentin Illarionovich Fadeyev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Fadeyev. Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Commander of the Baikonur Launch Centre, 1973-1979..

1922 March 10 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Dmitriyevich Konopatov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Konopatov. Russian chief designer. Chief Designer 1965-1993 of the Kosberg design bureau. Led work on rocket engines..

1922 March 14 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kurushin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kurushin. Russian officer. Commander of Baikonur 1965-1973..

1922 March 25 - .
  • Goddard first thrust from liquid rocket engine - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Goddard's test engine produced 4 pounds thrust for a brief period..

1922 March 29 - .
  • Birth of Edward V Stearns - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Stearns. American physicist, with Rand 1949-1954; assistant Chief Engineer, Lockheed Missile and Space, after 1954..

1922 May 3 - .
  • Oberth writes to Goddard - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard, Oberth.

    Hermann Oberth writes to Goddard for a copy of his 1920 monograph, 'A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes'. Goddard, concerned with German interest in space flight, sends him a courtesy copy with some apprehension. The following year Oberth reciprocates by sending Goddard a copy of 'Die Rakete zur Weltraumfahrt', including an acknowledgement of Goddard's work in an Addendum ('...Goddard's work was received just as this was going to press....my theoretical approach is supplemented by his practical work....'). Goddard is convinced that Oberth has borrowed his ideas and refers to him as '..that German Oberth...'.


1922 May 12 - .
  • Birth of Abram Moiseyevich Genin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Genin. Russian officer. Directorate Chief of Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine 1964-1975..

1922 May 16 - .
  • Birth of Forrest Silas 'Pete' Petersen - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Petersen, Forrest. American test pilot, 1952-1962. Flew the X-15..

1922 July 13 - .
  • Birth of Petr Stepanovich Pleshakov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Pleshakov. Russian government official. Director of TsNII-108 1958-1964. Minister of Radio Industry 1974-1987..

1922 August 1 - .
  • Birth of Fred Wallace - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wallace. American engineer. Atlas Chief of Test Operations at Sycamore Canyon..

1922 August 3 - .
  • Birth of Karl G Harr - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Harr. American manager, served in senior US government policy boards in the late 1950's. President of the Aerospace Industries Association 1963-1988.

1922 December 8 - .
  • Birth of John Barron McKay - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: McKay. American NASA test pilot, 1952-1971. Flew into space on X-15 Flight 150, but seriously injured in an X-15 crash in 1962..


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