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  • Arnold Arnold, Henry H 'Hap' (1886-1950) American officer. Commander of the Army Air Forces in WW2 More...
  • Dulles Dulles, Allen W (1888-1959) American intelligence officer, Director of the CIA 1953-1961. Under his watch the secret U-2 and A-12 aircraft, and Corona spy satellite were developed. He was forced to retire after the Bay of Pigs debacle. More...
  • Goering Goering, Hermann (1893-1946) German officer. Fighter ace in the WW1; Hitler's Luftwaffe commander. Supported quantum advances in aerospace, and fielded V-1 cruise missile, Me-262 jet, Me-163 rocket fighters. Funded Saenger rocket and ramjet work at Trauen. More...
  • Dornberger Dornberger, Gen Dr.-Ing E h Walter Robert (1895-1980) German-American officer and manager. Head of Wehrmacht rocket development; recruited von Braun and led development and deployment of V-2. Post-war worked in US, notably for Bell on the BOMI rocket bomber. More...
  • Zhukov Zhukov, Georgiy Konstantinovich (1896-1974) Russian officer. Minister of Defence 1955-1957. More...
  • Doolittle Doolittle, James H (1896-1993) American officer. Noted aviator 1917-1940, led one-way raid on Tokyo in 1942. Post-WW2 through to Sputnik served on scientific advisory boards that shaped US space policy. More...
  • Twining Twining, Nathan F (1897-1982) American USAF officer, chief of staff from 1953 and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1957-1960. During this period key decisions were made regarding ICBM, manned spacecraft, and military satellite development. More...
  • Zakharov Zakharov, Matvey Vasilyevich (1898-1972) Russian officer. Chief of Ministry of Defence General Staff 1960-1973. More...
  • Yakovlev, Nikolai Yakovlev, Nikolai Dmitryevich (1898-1972) Russian officer. Chief of Chief Artillery Directorate 1941-1948. More...
  • Fedorov Fedorov, Petr Ivanovich (1898-1945) Russian officer. First Director of NII-l 1944-1945. Oversaw the early search for the A-4. More...
  • Malinovskiy Malinovskiy, Rodion Yakovlevich (1898-1967) Russian officer. Minister of Defence 1957-1967. Opponent of piloted space programs. More...
  • Vandenberg, Hoyt Vandenberg, Hoyt S (1899-1954) Immensely influential American officer, Air Force Chief of Staff in the late 1940's and 1950's during the formative period of rocketry development and the work on intercontinental ballistic missiles. More...
  • Voronov, Nikolai Voronov, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1899-1968) Russian officer. Commander of Artillery forces 1941-1950. Later became President of Academy of Artillery Sciences. More...
  • Beria Beria, Lavrenti Pavlovich (1899-1953) Georgian-Russian officer. Soviet security apparatus chief until toppled after death of Stalin 1953. In charge of Soviet development of nuclear weapons and rocketry, 1944-1953. More...
  • Agaltsov Agaltsov, Fillip Aleksandrovich (1900-1980) Russian officer. Air Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief 1958-1962. Directed the first selection of cosmonauts. More...
  • Vershinin Vershinin, Konstantin Andreyevich (1900-1973) Russian officer. Commander of Air Force 1957-1969. More...
  • Chidlaw Chidlaw, Benjamin (1900-1977) American officer. Deputy, Material Command, 1945-1949; commanded several USAF research and development organizations 1949-1955. More...
  • Burke Burke, Arleigh A (1901-1996) American officer. Chief of Naval Operations, 1955-1961, during development of the Polaris SLBM. More...
  • Tumanyan Tumanyan, Gay Lazarevich (1901-1972) Russian officer. Major General, Commander of the political units of the KIK space tracking units 1961-1968. More...
  • Moskalenko, Kirill Moskalenko, Kirill Semenovich (1902-1985) Russian officer. Commander·in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces 1960-1962. Succeeded Nedelin. More...
  • Medaris Medaris, John Bruce (1902-1990) American US Army officer, commanded Army Ballistic Missile Agency in the 1950's during development of Redstone, Jupiter, and Saturn I. More...
  • Toftoy Toftoy, Holger N (1902-1967) American Army officer, expert in ordnance, responsible for transferring von Braun's rocket technology to the US in 1945. Commanded Huntsville 1954-1956. Held other rockt development posts until retirement in 1960. More...
  • Nedelin Nedelin, Mitrofan Ivanovich (1902-1960) Russian officer. Deputy Minister of Defence 1955-1959. First Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces 1959-1964. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe. More...
  • Rodimov Rodimov, Petr Vadilyevich (1902-1996) Russian officer. Colonel-General, professor, Chief of Mozhaiskiy Academy in Leningrad 1947-1969. Entered military in 1923. Graduated Zhukovskiy Academy 1932. After the war deputy commander of the 16th Air Army for Engineering Service. More...
  • Krylov Krylov, Nikolai Ivanovich (1903-1972) Russian officer. Commander-in-Chief Strategic Missile Forces, 1963-1972. Opponent of piloted space programs. More...
  • Shubnikov Shubnikov, Georgi Maksimovich (1903-1965) Russian officer. Chief of Construction Directorate of Baikonur 1955-1965. More...
  • Cabell Cabell, Charles P (1903-1971) American officer. USAF intelligence, Deputy Director, CIA 1953-1962. Promoted U-2 and Corona spy satellite. Forced to resign after Bay of Pigs debacle. More...
  • Grechko, Andrei Grechko, Andrei Antonovich (1903-1976) Russian officer. Deputy Minister of Defence 1967-1976. Opponent of piloted space programs. More...
  • Pokrovskiy Pokrovskiy, Aleksei Vasilyevich (1903-1988) Russian officer. Director of Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine from the 1940s to 1959. More...
  • Monroe Monroe, Jack Pendleton (1904-2006) American career naval officer who became a rear admiral in 1956. He served as commander of the Pacific Missile Range from 1957-1961 before becoming the Director of Astronautics for the Chief of Naval Operations from 1961-1963. More...
  • Biryuzov Biryuzov, Sergei Semenovich (1904-1964) Russian officer. Commander-in-Chief of RVSN 1962-1963. More...
  • Rudenko Rudenko, Sergei Ignatyevich (1904-1990) Russian officer. First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Air Force 1958-1968. Oversaw cosmonaut training. More...
  • Tveretskiy Tveretskiy, Aleksandr Fedorovich (1904-1992) Russian officer. First Commander of Special Purpose Brigade (precursor to the Strategic Missile Forces), 1946-49. More...
  • Mrykin Mrykin, Aleksandr Grigoryevich (1905-1972) Russian officer. First Deputy Commander of GURVO 1955-1965. Strategic Missile Forces liaison with space units. More...
  • Chechulin Chechulin, Petr Petrovich (1906-1971) Russian officer. Director of Nll-4 1951-1955 during early research on satellites. More...
  • LeMay LeMay, Curtis E (1906-1990) American USAF officer, created the Strategic Air Command as a special nuclear-armed force, including its ICBM components, 1947-1965. More...
  • Vitruk Vitruk, Andrei Avksentyevich (1906-1987) Russian officer. Major General, Chief of KIK Space Tracking Network 1956-1959. Served in WW2. Assigned to 4-NII MO military space research institute in 1955. Invalided from the service in August 1962. More...
  • Axthelm Axthelm, Walter von (1907-) German Officer. Major general of the Flak Troops. More...
  • Voznyuk Voznyuk, Vasili Ivanovich (1907-1976) Russian officer. Commander of Kapustin Yar from 1946 to 1973. More...
  • Volynkin Volynkin, Yuvenaliy Mikhailovich (1907-) Russian officer. Director of Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine 1960-1969. More...
  • Nesterenko Nesterenko, Aleksei Ivanovich (1908-1995) Russian officer. First Director of Nll-4 1946-1950. First Commander of Baikonur 1955-1958. More...
  • Schomburg Schomburg, August (1908-1972) American US Army US Army Officer. August Schomburg was a career Army officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant general. From 1960 to 1962 he was commander of the Army missile ordnance command at Redstone Arsenal. More...
  • Kamanin Kamanin, Nikolai Petrovich (1908-1982) Russian VVS Officer, first commander of Soviet cosmonaut detachment 1960-1971. Advocate of piloted spaceflight, fought constantly for VVS role in space, blamed loss of space race on Korolev's insistence on using automated systems. More...
  • Semenov Semenov, Anatoli Ivanovich (1908-1973) Russian officer. Commander of GURVO 1954-1964. More...
  • Drobov Drobov, Serfaim Alekseyevich (1908-1995) Russian officer. Lieutenant-General, leading Soviet scientist in area of space communications. From 1944-1971 head of radio-technical faculty at Mozhaiskiy Academy. Retired 1971. More...
  • Barclay Barclay, John A (1909-1983) American officer. Commander of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency from 1958 More...
  • Steinhoff, Friedrich Steinhoff, Friedrich (1909-1945) German Kriegsmarine Officer, commander of submarine of U-511 and U-873, brother of Dr. Ernst Steinhoff. Promoted the idea of missile launch from submarines within the German navy during World War II. More...
  • Schriever Schriever, Bernard A (1910-2005) Key German-American military manager of development of the Thor, Atlas, Titan, and Minuteman ballistic missiles. More...
  • Sokolov Sokolov, Andrei Illarionovich (1910-1976) Russian officer. Director of Nll-4 during the early space program 1955-1970. More...
  • Hayward Hayward, John Tucker (1910-) American officer. Naval liasison to Manhattan Project and Sandia. Deputy commanding officer for research and development, USN, 1957-1963. More...
  • Wade Wade, David (1910-) American USAF Officer. David Wade was a career Air Force officer who advanced to the rank of lieutenant general in 1964. He was commander of the 1st Missile Division from 1958 to 1961 and later commanded the 16th, 2d, and 8th Air Forces. More...
  • Gaidukov, Lev Gaidukov, Lev Mikhailovich (1911-) Russian officer. Soviet Lieutenant General, headed group that acquired German rocket technology and engineers, 1945-1946. In 1949 made Chief of State Commissions for rocket testing; in 1960 named head of the Second Directorate of the RVSN. More...
  • Trubachev Trubachev, Pavel Yefimovich (1911-1981) Russian officer. Major General, Chief of Directorate of GURVO 1963-1970. In 1945-1946 part of team recovering rocket technology in Germany. After that worked in NII-88. More...
  • Tonkikh Tonkikh, Fedor Petrovich (1912-1987) Russian officer. 1969-1985, Chief, Dzerzhinskiy Military Academy. Colonel-General, doctor of military science, professor. After WW2 action, service in artillery forces. From 1960 deputy chief commander of the rocket forces for readiness. More...
  • Casey Casey, William (1913-1987) American intelligence officer. CIA Chief under Reagan, 1981-1987. Oversaw massive increase in CIA budget, including that for space activities. More...
  • Nosov Nosov, Aleksandr Ivanovich (1913-1960) Russian officer. Chief of launch command of Baikonur 1955-1958. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe. More...
  • Gerrity Gerrity, Thomas Patrick (1913-1968) American officer. Head of Air Force ballistic missile programs 1960-1961. More...
  • Kutakhov Kutakhov, Pavel Stepanovich (1914-) Russian officer. Commander-in-Chief of Air Force 1969-1984. Succeeded Vershinin. More...
  • Tyulin Tyulin, Georgi Aleksandrovich (1914-1990) Russian officer. First Deputy Chairman of GKOT 1961-1965. First Deputy Minister of General Machine Building 1965-1976. Chaired many State Commissions. More...
  • Tolubko Tolubko, Vladimir Fedorovich (1914-1989) Russian officer. First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces 1960-1968. Commander-in-Chief 1972-1985. More...
  • Alekseyev, Nikolai Alekseyev, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1914-1980) Russian officer. Marshal of Communications Forces, 1970; Deputy Minister of Defence for Armaments 1970-1980. More...
  • Elyasberg Elyasberg, Pavel Yefrimovich (1914-1988) Russian officer. From 1968 Head of the Institute for Space Research of the Academy of Sciences. Colonel, Lenin Prize laureate, doctor of technical science, professor, scientific consultant to 4-NII-MO 1959-1968. More...
  • Ostrander Ostrander, Don Richard (1914-1972) American USAF officer, director of NASA launch vehicle programs and Saturn project, 1959-1961; vice commander USAF BMD 1961-1965. More...
  • Sergeyev Sergeyev, Vladimir Grigoryevich (1914-) Russian officer. From 1966 General Director and Chief Designer for OKB-692 GKRE (later NPO Elktropribot, Kharkov). Designer of control systems for missiles and space launchers. More...
  • Goreglyad Goreglyad, Leonid Ivanovich (1915-1986) Russian officer. General Staff representative of the Cosmonaut Training Centre Aide to Kamanin. More...
  • Hoover, George Hoover, George W (1915-1998) American naval officer and early space enthusiast, who, at ONR, became a driving force behind the Skyhook, D-558-1, and a supporter of von Braun's Project Orbiter. More...
  • Weber, Wolfgang Weber, Wolfgang German Officer. Lieutenant colonel and commander of a V-2 Artillery Unit. More...
  • Wachtel Wachtel, Max German colonel and commander-in-chief for service introduction of the V-1 (Fi-103). More...
  • Figge Figge, Paul German Wehrmacht officer. Leader of the Supply and Logistics Special Group for the A-4 missile. More...
  • Schulz Schulz German staff officer and commander of V-2 units. More...
  • Denner Denner German Wehrmacht Officer; expert in biological warfare during World War II. More...
  • Harras Harras German Officer. Staff officer with the Flak Research Section of the Luftwaffe. More...
  • Forschner Forschner, Otto German SS SS Officer. SS Sturmbannfuehrer and operations director of the Mittelwerk. More...
  • Nitochkin Nitochkin, Aleksei Alekseyevich Russian officer. Engineer at TsPI-31. Designed Baikonur launch range. More...
  • Metz Metz, Richard German Officer. Major General and Commander of V-2 units. More...
  • Alpaidze Alpaidze, Galaktion Yeliseyevich (1916-) Georgian-Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Chief of the Plesetsk launch centre, 1963-1975. More...
  • Korneyev Korneyev, Ivan Ivanovich (1916-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief of 4 NII MO and 50 TsNII KS from 1970-1975. More...
  • Grigoryev Grigoryev, Mikhail (1917-1981) Russian officer. First Commander of Plesetsk 1957-1962. More...
  • Horner Horner, Richard E (1917-) American USAF officer, associated with aerospace activities through out his career, pilot during World War II, and duty between 1945 and 1949 as director of flight test engineering at Wright Field, Ohio. More...
  • Sirobaba Sirobaba, Ya Ya (1917-) Russian officer. Deputy Commander for Research for KIK Space Tracking Network 1971-1975. More...
  • Smirnitskiy Smirnitskiy, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1918-1993) Russian officer. Commander of GURVO 1967-1975. Thereafter moved to Ministry of General Machine Building. More...
  • Karas Karas, Andrei Grigoryevich (1918-1979) Russian officer, Commander, TsUKOS / GUKOS 1965-1979. Ended WW2 as commander of an artillery corps. After study at Dzerzhinsky, assigned to Kapustin Yar from 1951, followed by assignments at 4 NIIP MO and Baikonur. Chief of TsKIK 1959-1965. More...
  • Morozov, Viktor Morozov, Viktor Pavlovich (1918-1981) Russian officer. Chaired the Scientific-Technical Committee of the Strategic Missile Fortes 1962-1967. More...
  • Gerchik Gerchik, Konstantin Vasilyevich (1918-) Russian officer. Colonel-General, Commander of the RVSN Strategic Rocket Forces from August 1972 to 1979. More...
  • Katerinich Katerinich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1918-) Russian officer. Major-General, veteran of early rocketry activities at Kapustin Yar from 1949. More...
  • Nenashev Nenashev, Mikhail Ivanovich (1918-1994) Russian officer. Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Fourth Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Defence (1964-1987). Managed anti-missile and anti-satellite forces of the PVO. More...
  • Statsenko Statsenko, Igor Demyanovich (1918-1987) Russian officer. Major General, Commander of the KIK space tracking forces 1971-1975. After service in WW2, ascending positions in antiaircraft forces. Moved to RVSN in 1961. More...
  • Spitsa Spitsa, Ivan Ivanovich (1919-1992) Russian officer. Commander of TsKIK 1965-1973. More...
  • Kerimov Kerimov, Kerim Aliyevich (1919-) Russian officer. First Commander of TsUKOS 1964-1965. Directorate Chief of Ministry of General Machine Building 1965-1974. More...
  • Votintsev Votintsev, Yuri Vsevolodovich (1919-) Russian officer. First Commander of PRO/PKO forces 1967-1985. Commanded ABM and ASAT forces. More...
  • James, Lee James, Lee B (1920-2006) American Army officer, assigned to ABMA Huntsville 1956-1960. Seconded to NASA 1962-1971, where he oversaw NASA Huntsville, except for a stint 1962-1968 as Deputy Director for the Apollo program. More...
  • Mozzhorin Mozzhorin, Yuri Aleksandrovich (1920-1998) Russian officer. Director of Nll-88 1961-1990. Oversaw Soviet space policy. More...
  • Druzhinin Druzhinin, Mikhail Ivanovich (1920-1996) Russian officer. Colonel-General, Head of the Political Section at Baikonur 1963-1969. More...
  • Kuznetsov, M F Kuznetsov, Mikhail Fedorovich (1920-1979) Russian officer, Chief of third directorate of GUKOS 1970-1977. Forward air controller on Western Front in WW2. Entered Third Directorate GURVO in October 1960. Made great improvements in KIK space tracking system during his tenure. More...
  • Levin Levin, Grigoriy Isaakovich (1920-1985) Russian officer, Deputy Chief of Control at Filial 4 of 4 NII MO 1968-1972. Key role in developing first research and operations plans for Soviet Space Forces (Shchit and Osnova). Invalided from military in 1972; then worked at NPO Elas MEP. More...
  • Bolshoi Bolshoi, Amos Aleksandrovich Russian officer. Department Chief of TsKIK. Led flight control teams for early missions. More...
  • Shabalin Shabalin, Vladimir Alekseyevich (1920-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, from 1970 Chief Designer and Director of MNII for Automatic Equipment. From 1954 to 1958 senior scientific specialist in NII-5 GAU. Developed systems for KIK space tracking and control network. More...
  • Tuchkov Tuchkov, Leonid Timofeyevich (1920-) Russian officer. Major General, Deputy Chief of the Mozhaiskiy Military Engineering Institute 1971-1986. More...
  • Karpov Karpov, Yevgeni Anatolyevich (1921-1990) Russian officer. First Director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre 1960-1963. More...
  • Phillips, Samuel Phillips, Samuel C (1921-1990) American USAF officer, talented manager who developed the B-52 and Minuteman for the Air Force, then was brought to NASA to head the Apollo program 1964-1971. More...
  • Vasilyev Vasilyev, Anatoli Alekeseyevich (1921-1973) Russian officer. Commander of GURVO 1964-1967. Chaired the Scientific-Technical Committee of the Strategic Missile Forces 1967-1969. More...
  • Bokov Bokov, Vsevolod Andreyevich (1921-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief of Directorate at GUKOS space forces 1970-1980. More...
  • Hedrick Hedrick, Walter (1921-) American USAF Officer. Walter Hedrick was an Air Force Brigadier General who was involved in space systems throughout the 1960s. In 1967, he became the Air Force's director of space, deputy chief of staff, research and development. More...
  • Kalashnikov Kalashnikov, Aleksei Sergeyevich (1921-) Russian officer; after service in WW2, assigned to GAU section monitoring missile work of OKB-1. Worked in ascending positions at Kapustin Yar 1951-1960, then at GURVO staff 1961-1981. From 1981 deputy chief of NPO Geofizika. More...
  • Martynov Martynov, Ivan Moiseyevich (1921-) Russian officer. Major-General. Deputy Chief and Chief of the Political Units for the KIK space tracking forces in 1969-1980. More...
  • Moiseyev Moiseyev, Yevgenity Georgeyevich (1921-) Russian officer. Colonel, Chief of Sixth Trials Directorate of 5 NIIP MO at Baikonur, 1967-1974. More...
  • Odintsov Odintsov, Mikhail Petrovich (1921-) Russian officer. Director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre 1963. Hated by the cosmonauts and relieved of duty after criticising the performance of Tereshkova. More...
  • Prokopov Prokopov, Nikolai Afansyevich (1921-1960) Russian officer, Deputy Chief Third Directorate of GURVO, 1960. Service in WW2; part of special team sent to Germany in 1946 to secure rocket technology. Active in overseeing development of liquid rocket technology. Died in Nedelin disaster. More...
  • Ustinov, N G Ustinov, Nikolai Grigoyevich (1921-) Russian officer. Colonel, worked at NII-4 from 1950 to 1976. After 1976 Senior Scientific Specialist for oceanography at the Academy of Sciences. Managed development of space tracking vessels Komarov, Gagarin, and Korolev. More...
  • Shcheulov Shcheulov, Viktor Ivanovich (1922-) Russian officer, Deputy Chief Scientific Research Centre of the Ministry of Defence (1982-1983). From 1945, ascending positions in management of rocket development. Moved to space forces in 1961, worked with KIK space tracking network. More...
  • Fadeyev Fadeyev, Valentin Illarionovich (1922-1990) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Commander of the Baikonur Launch Centre, 1973-1979. More...
  • Kurushin Kurushin, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1922-) Russian officer. Commander of Baikonur 1965-1973. More...
  • Bereznyak Bereznyak, Nikolai Ivanovich (1922-1991) Russian officer. Lieutenant-General, Chief of the Mozhaiskiy Military Engineering Academy, 1974-1977. Served in the rocket forces from 1961-1973. Retired 1977. More...
  • Genin Genin, Abram Moiseyevich (1922-) Russian officer. Directorate Chief of Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine 1964-1975. More...
  • Logachev Logachev, Anatoli Grigoryevich (1922-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Deputy Chief GUKOS Space Forces for political units 1974-1980. More...
  • Meshcheryakov Meshcheryakov, Ivan Vasiliyevich (1922-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Chief 50-TsNII KS military space research institute 1983-1988. More...
  • Mordovtsev Mordovtsev, Aleksei Filippovich (1922-) Russian officer. Colonel, Deputy Chief of Second Directorate of GUKOS 1970-1979. After WW2 service, worked with the Soviet Navy in anti-aircraft units. Transferred to GURVO in 1963. More...
  • Shlykov Shlykov, Nikolair Fedorovich (1922-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Chief Commander of KIK for Satellites at Golintso-2 1976-1988. More...
  • Yastrebov Yastrebov, Vladimir Dmitrevich (1922-) Russian officer. Colonel, Chief of Ballistic Control for the TsKIK Space Tracking Centre 1965-1972. More...
  • Zhukov, Nikolai Zhukov, Nikolai Nikolayevich (1922-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General; Chief of Staff for GUKOS Space Command 1982-1984 More...
  • Maksimov Maksimov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1923-1990) Russian officer. Deputy Chief of TsKIK. Later Commander of GUKOS / UNKS 1979-1989. More...
  • Agadzhanov Agadzhanov, Pavel Artemyevich (1923-) Russian officer. Deputy Chief for Scientific Research at Central KIK Tracking Centre, 1957-1971. More...
  • Belyakov Belyakov, Anatoli Mikhailovich (1923-1986) Russian officer. Colonel, served at Kaputsin Yar from April 1947, at Baikonur from 1957. Key person in integration of pioneering spacecraft, including the early Luna probes, Vostok, Voskhod, and Salyut. Authored over 170 papers. More...
  • Nikolaenok Nikolaenok, Vladimir Adamovich (1923-) Russian officer. Colonel, Deputy Chief of 5 NIIP MO for space themes 1969-1976. More...
  • Pokrovskiy, Boris Pokrovskiy, Boris Antolyevich (1923-) Russian officer. Colonel, Deputy Chief of Center for the KIK Space Tracking System for Material Support. More...
  • Ostashev Ostashev, Yevgeni Ilich (1924-1960) Russian officer. First Directorate Chief of Baikonur 1956-1960. Died in the Nedelin catastrophe. More...
  • Kirillov Kirillov, Anatoli Semenovich (1924-1987) Russian officer. Chief of the First Directorate of Baikonur 1960-1967. More...
  • Dmitriev, Pavel Dmitriev, Pavel Pavlovich (1924-) Russian officer. Director of Russian Institute for Radio Navigation and Timing, 1969-1984. Played key role in development of spacecraft timing and synchronisation systems and satellite navigation systems. More...
  • Kravtsov Kravtsov, Yuri Fedorovich (1924-1994) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Chief of the Main Directorate for Space Units of the Ministry of Defence 1979-1980. More...
  • Mogila Mogila, Anatoliy Iosifovich (1924-) Russian officer. Major-General, chief of the fourth trials directorate of 5 NIIP MO 1974-1980. Worked at Baikonur from 1958, participating in trials of the R-7, R-9, Proton, and Tsiklon rockets. More...
  • Samonov Samonov, Vladimir Ivanovich (1924-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief Engineer of GUKOS 1970-1980. In 1955 assigned to Baikonur, where participated in launch of first Sputnik, Vostok, and planetary probes. Responsible for completion of Zenit reconnaissance satellite. More...
  • Krylov, Yuri Krylov, Yuri Nikolayevich (1925-) Russian officer. Major General, Deputy for General Questions to the Chief, 50 TsNII KS military space research institute 1972-1973. More...
  • Shevchenko Shevchenko, Dmitri Panteyevich (1925-) Russian officer. Major General, Deputy Chief of GUKOS Space Forces for Political Units 1981-1984. More...
  • Zudin Zudin, Boris Grigoryevich (1926-1985) Russian officer, Deputy Chief, Plesetsk Cosmodrome for Space 1981-1985. Began military service in November 1943. Completed Rizhsk Higher Aviation School, 1958; assigned to Plesetsk, worked in trials branch, becoming its chief in 1974. More...
  • Chinarev Chinarev, Avenir Alekseyevich (1927-) Russian officer. Major General, served 1956-1968 at 4-NII-MO, from 1968-1988 at 50 TsNII KS in ascending positions of responsibility. Conducted basic research that led to the designs and test requirements for a many spacecraft and boosters. More...
  • Panchenko Panchenko, Yevgeniy Ivanovich (1927-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, First Deputy Chief of Main Directorate of NKS 1986-1987. More...
  • Suvorov, Boris Suvorov, Boris Andreyevich (1927-) Russian officer, Secretary of the NKS Tracking Network Party Commission. Served in RVSN political units from 1959. In 1965-1970, political officer for the Yeniseisk IP tracking station. In 1970 entered service with GUKOS space forces. More...
  • Akunin Akunin, Vyacheslav Glebunivich (1928-1997) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Deputy Commander of Logistics for the Soviet Space Forces 1981-1986. More...
  • Bululkov Bululkov, Vladimir Alekseyevich (1929-) Russian officer. Major General, Deputy Chief of the Mozhaiskiy Military Engineering Institute 1984-1989. More...
  • Dolgov, Aleksey Dolgov, Aleksey Mikhailovich (1930-) Russian officer. Major General, served in key positions at Kapustin Yar, Baikonur, and the defence industry. More...
  • Onishchenko Onishchenko, Leonid Vasilyevich (1930-) Russian officer. From 1983 served in KIK space tracking units. Earlier developed a range of automated control systems for satellites, notably the Interkosmos and Glonass series. More...
  • Yashin Yashin, Yuri Alekseyevich (1930-) Russian officer. Chief of Plesetak Cosmodrome from 1975. More...
  • Yasinskiy Yasinskiy, Aleksandr Filippovich (1930-) Russian officer. Deputy Chief GNITs KS Space Tracking Centre for military operations 1982-1989. More...
  • Anisimov Anisimov, Dmitri Ivanovich (1931-) Russian officer. Major-General, Deputy Chief of 53-NIIP-MO for research, test, and scientific work 1974-1985. More...
  • Andropov, Dmitri Andropov, Dmitri Grigoryevich (1932-) Russian officer. Chief of the Directorate for the Main Direction of Forces of NKS Space Forces from 1987 to 1989. More...
  • Dokhov Dokhov, Mikhail Tutovich (1932-) Russian officer. Chief of Centre for Automated Systems at GNITs MO Space Tracking Centre 1982-1990. More...
  • Ivoninskiy Ivoninskiy, Gennadiy Sergeyevich (1932-) Russian officer. Major-General, Head of the Trials Directorate at Plesetsk, 1981-1985. Served in Kapustin Yar 1955-1963, then transferred to Plesetsk. More...
  • Saus Saus, Valentin Andreyeich (1932-) Russian officer. Deputy Chief GNITs KS Space Tracking Centre for Space Communications and Television 1977-1991. More...
  • Zhukov, Yuri Zhukov, Yuri Averkovich (1933-) Russian officer. Commander of Baikonur Cosmodrome 1983-1989. More...
  • Brezhnev, Valentin Brezhnev, Valentin Mikahilovich (1934-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief Director of GUKOS space forces 1985-1991. Higher officer training 1952-1954, entered TsUKOS in 1966, then reached ascending positions within the space forces. Retired in 1991. More...
  • Krylov, Boris Krylov, Boris Nikolayevich (1934-) Russian officer. Chief of Central Communications and Navigation Systems at GNITs KS Space Tracking Centre 1982-1992. More...
  • Stepanov Stepanov, Gherman Vasilyevich (1934-) Russian officer. Major General, Deputy Commander of 50 TsNII KS military space research institute 1983-1988. More...
  • Alekseyev, Eduard Alekseyev, Eduard Vikotorovich (1935-) Russian officer. Chief of 50 TsNII KS (50th Central Scientific Research Institute for Space Systems of the Space Forces) from 1988 to 1992. More...
  • Ivanov, Vladimir Ivanov, Vladimir Leontevich (1936-) Russian officer. Colonel-General, Commander of the Russian Space Forces (VKS) 1992-1997. Served in rocket forces in a series of ascending positions, beginning at Plesetsk in 1958. More...
  • Sechkin Sechkin, Aleksey Semenovich (1936-) Russian officer. Major General, Chief Commander of the Mozhaisky School, 1984-1991. More...
  • Oleinik Oleinik, Ivan Ivanovich (1937-) Ukrainian officer. Colonel-General. Commander of Plesetsk Cosmodrome 1985-1991. From 1992 served in Ministry of Defence of the Ukraine. More...
  • Kursnniy Kursnniy, Igor Ivanovich (1938-) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, Head of the Political Directorate of GUKOS Space Forces, 1986-1991. More...
  • Galeyev Galeyev, Albert Abubakirovich (1940-) Russian officer. Director from 1988 of the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Soviet physicist. Worked at the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Science from 1973. More...
  • Borisyuk Borisyuk, Nikolai Andreyevich (1941-1984) Russian officer. Lieutenant General, First Deputy Commander of VKS space forces from 1993. More...
  • Bibikov Bibikov, Yakov Lvovich Russian officer. Director of NII-1 during German recovery operations 1945-1946. More...
  • Boergemann Boergemann German military instructor on the V-2 during World War II. As of January 1947, living at Landshut, Niedermayrstr. 55. More...
  • Jahns Jahns, Walter German expert in high frequency long range rocket during World War II. As of January 1947, last known to be working at Clausenthal-Zellerfeld. More...
  • Spiridinov Spiridinov, Aleksei Sergeyevich Russian officer. Seventh Chief Directorate of Ministry of Armaments and Director of Nll-88 1953-1959. More...
  • Bulychev Bulychev, Ivan Timofeyevich Russian officer. Chief of Communications Directorate, Ministry of Defence, 1956-1958. More...
  • Halpern Halpern, Irwin P American Soviet specialist, director of NASA's Policy Analysis Staff in the mid 1960s; previously worked at the Central Intelligence Agency on Soviet and Chinese political-military affairs and doctrine. More...
  • Canterbury Canterbury, William Monte American officer. Senior management positions in USAF missile development, senior staff scientist, Lockheed, from 1961. More...
  • Babiychuk Babiychuk, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Russian officer. Chief, Biomedical Service, of Air Force in early 1960's. Oversaw the early Vostok missions. More...
  • Greer Greer, Robert E American officer. Major General, managed completion of development of the S-II second stage of the Saturn V. More...
  • Boone Boone, Walter F American USN Officer. Walter F. Boone was an admiral, who after retiring from the Navy, became the NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Defense Affairs. He held this post until retiring from NASA in 1968. More...
  • Henry Henry, Richard C American officer. Commander of Air Force Space Division, 1978-1982; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command 1982-1983. More...
  • Dailey Dailey, John R American USMC officer, associate deputy administrator of NASA 1992-1999 and director of the NASM 2000-2009. He flew 450 missions during two tours in Viet Nam. More...

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