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​Qian Xuesen

ezhejiang.com.cn| Updated: August 8, 2016 L M S

1470645167177039205.jpgQian Xuesen (1911-2009), a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, was an expert in aerodynamics, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Two-Bombs-One-Satellite medalist. He was the professor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and California Institute of Technology, who made important contributions to the missile and space programs of both the United States and People's Republic of China. He was honored as the “Father of Chinese Rocketry” and “King of Rocketry”. He once served as the vice-chairman of the 6th, 7th and 8th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Honorary President of China Association for Science and Technology, etc.