Death of Qian Xuesen

December 11, 1911 - October 31, 2009
Beijing | Age 97

Trained in the U.S., Scientist Became China's 'Rocket King'
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The following article courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

By JASON DEAN and STEPHEN MILLER

Known in China as the "Father of Chinese Aerospace" or simply the "Rocket King," Qian Xuesen helped launch his native country's missile program after his burgeoning scientific career in the U.S. was truncated by allegations of Communist leanings.

Mr. Qian, who died Oct. 31 at the age of 98, came to the U.S. in 1935 as a student and became one of the leading scientists...

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