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Lipp, James Everett
American engineer, at Douglas, 1935-1948; at Rand from 1948, heading its aerospace division. In 1946 he authored "Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship", a pioneering engineering design of an orbital launch vehicle. In 1948 he provided Appendix D to the report closing out USAF UFO Project Sign, making one of the first calculations of the number of inhabited planets in the universe, but also finding an extraterrestrial origin of UFO's unlikely based on engineering considerations. In the 1950's played a key role in concepts for the first USAF reconnaissance and ferret satellites.

Born: 1910-07-03. Died: 1993-08-13.

James E. Lipp earned a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1935, and worked for the Douglas Aircraft Co., 1935-1948. Thereafter, he went to work for the Rand Corp., and eventually headed its aerospace division.



Country: USA. Bibliography: 535.

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