Pioneer Of U.S. Space Program Ernst Stuhlinger Dies

May 27, 2008

A pioneer of the U.S. space program, German rocket scientist Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger has died at the age of 94-years old.Boston (ChattahBox) – A pioneer of the U.S. space program, German rocket scientist Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger has died at the age of 94-years old.

Stuhlinger was one of the 126 German scientists who came to the U.S. with Dr. Wernher von Braun to help launch the U.S. space program.

He passed away on May 25 due to old age, according to reports.

He worked hard on the U.S. space program, especially in the field of electric propulsion, which helps rockets launch and reach space.

He was the co-author of a notable book as well called Ion Propulsion for Space Flight.

Stuhlinger has a major player in the U.S. space program and was an integral part in its progression through the decades.


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