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1925 Chronology

1925 February 1 - .
  • Birth of Edward J Hujsak - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Hujsak. American engineer. Designer of rocket engines and advanced launch vehicle designs; worked on the Rascal, Atlas, Centaur, and Space Station programs..

1925 February 1 - .
  • Birth of John Finley Yardley - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Yardley. American engineer. Headed the Mercury, Gemini, and Skylab programs at McDonnell; led development of the space shuttle through its first flight at NASA..

1925 February 4 - .
  • Birth of Vladimir Lavrentyevich Lapygin - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Lapygin. Russian engineer. Deputy Chief Designer, then Chief Designer of Pilyugin design bureau. Specialised in guidance and succeeded Pilyugin 1982..

1925 March 1 - .
  • Birth of Richard Leonard - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Leonard. American engineer. Tooling and plant facilities engineer for the Atlas..

1925 March 1 - .
  • Birth of John Bernhardt Ona - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Ona. American engineer. Headed Atlas missile final checkout; later Chief of Reliability Engineering for the Centaur..

1925 April 12 - .
  • Birth of Charles 'Chuck' Wilson - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Wilson, Chuck. American engineer. Atlas Space Booster Program Manager.

1925 May 1 - .
  • Birth of Malcolm Scott Carpenter - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Carpenter. American test pilot astronaut. Flew on Mercury MA-7, but left NASA under a cloud after running out of propellant on his mission and splashing down 'way down range..

1925 May 1 - .
  • Birth of Clay D Blair - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Blair. American writer. Magazine correspondent and editor of Saturday Evening Post 1957-1964..

1925 May 1 - .
  • Birth of Charles Walker - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Walker, Charles. American engineer. Part of Atlas management team..

1925 June 6 - .
  • Birth of Fitzhugh L Fulton - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fulton. American test pilot, flew the B-52 launch aircraft for the X-15 and the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for shuttle ALT tests..

1925 June 26 - .
  • Birth of Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Belyayev. Russian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Voskhod 2..

1925 December 6 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • First net thrust by a Goddard liquid fuel rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Returning to the simple pressure feeding of the liquid propellants, to reduce weight, Goddard obtained in the Clark University Physical Laboratories a 24-sec test in which the lift was great enough to raise the rocket the last half of the run..

1925 December 23 - .
  • Birth of Henry Charles Gordon - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gordon, Henry. American pilot astronaut, 1962-1963..

1925 December 30 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Goddard test of liquid rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Rocket trembled in its support for 8 sec. .


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