Friday, January 30, 2015

RIP Milton W. Rosen, Pioneering Rocket Engineer 1915–2014

The Air and Space blog has a nice bio of Milt Rosen, who passed away on December 30, 2014. He was an early pioneer in our space program and was integral to many programs, including the Viking sounding rocket and the Pioneer satellite. While he was Viking Program Director at the White Sands Missile Test Range he was also the source of my favorite rocket quote:
Rockets are just another name for trouble. Either you just had trouble, you are having trouble, or you are going to have trouble.
Ad astra, Milt!