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1924 Chronology

1924-1925 - .
  • Further Goddard work on liquid propellant engines - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Goddard worked on a displacement cylinder model; two pumps and two engines; a powder igniter; and refractory-lined combustion chambers and nozzles..

1924 February 23 - .
  • Birth of Ruben F Mettler - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Mettler. American engineer, at TRW 1955-1988, president and COO, 1969-1977; chairman of the board and CEO, 1977-1988..

1924 March 1 - .
  • Birth of Donald Kent 'Deke' Slayton - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Slayton. American test pilot astronaut. Slated to fly third Mercury mission, grounded due to a medical issue and became astronaut commander, assigning crews for lunar landings. Later finally flew on Apollo (ASTP)..

1924 March 21 - .
  • Birth of Lewis Emmerich - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Emmerich. American engineer. Project engineer for the Atlas-Mercury manned launch vehicle..

1924 March 22 - .
  • Birth of Yevgeni Ilich Ostashev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Ostashev. Russian officer. First Directorate Chief of Baikonur 1956-1960. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe..

1924 April 1 - . LV Family: GIRD. Launch Vehicle: GIRD-09.
  • GiRD established. - . Nation: Russia. Central Committee for the Study of Rocket Propulsion (GIRD) established in the Soviet Union..

1924 June 12 - .
  • Birth of George H W Bush - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bush. American Politician. George H.W. Bush served as president of the United States between 1989 and 1993. Before that time he had been a diplomat, director of the CIA, and vice president under Ronald Reagan.

1924 July 6 - .
  • Birth of Robert Michael White - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: White, Robert. American test pilot. First person to reach space in a rocketplane on X-15 Flight 62..

1924 July 27 - .
  • Birth of Zhuang Yuzhi - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Zhuang Yuzhi. Chinese Engineer. Metallurgist, developed materials for China's first recoverable satellites..

1924 August 4 - .
  • Birth of Vladimir Nikolayevich Benderov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Benderov. Russian test pilot. Graduated from the Zhukovsky, 1950. Worked as an engineer and senior test pilot for Tupolev. Flew MiG-21 Tu-144 wing testbed. Proposed on 1964.06.29 as cosmonaut for Voskhod flights, but not confirmed..

1924 August 9 - .
  • Birth of James Wayne Wood - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wood. American pilot astronaut, 1962-1963..

1924 August 24 - .
  • Birth of Walter P Jones - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Jones, Walter. American test pilot, flew the D-558-1, D-558-2, X-4, and X-5..

1924 October 1 - .
  • Birth of Jimmy Carter - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Carter, Jimmy. American Politician. Jimmy Carter was president of the United States between 1977 and 1981. Previously he had been a naval officer and businessman before entering politics. He entered politics in the Georgia State Legislature.

1924 October 9 - .
  • Birth of Robert Aitken Rushworth - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Rushworth. American test pilot. Selected as X-15 pilot in 1958, he made the most X-15 flights and obtained astronaut wings on X-15 Flight 87..

1924 October 25 - .
  • Birth of Viktor Petrovich Makeyev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Makeyev bureau. Russian engineer. Chief Designer 1955-1985 of SKB-385. Leading designer of tactical and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Innovations included submerged engines, stellar-updated inertial navigation, and extendible nozzles..

1924 November 10 - .
  • Birth of Mikhail Fedorovich Reshetnev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Reshetnev bureau. Russian engineer. Chief Designer and General Designer 1961-1996 of OKB-10, primary Soviet designer of communications and navigation satellites..

1924 December 14 - .
  • Birth of Frank J Dore - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Dore. American engineer, prominent manager in the Atlas program, very important in the early years as a performance analyst and project point man. NASA credited him with for convincing them that the Atlas would do the Mercury mission..

1924 December 31 - .
  • Birth of Anatoli Semenovich Kirillov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kirillov. Russian officer. Chief of the First Directorate of Baikonur 1960-1967..


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