Herbert George Wells

Herbert George Wells

Herbert George “H.G.” Wells was born on September 21, 1866, in Bromley, England He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of London in 1890, but he was, […]

James E. Webb

James E. Webb

James Webb was born on October 7, 1906, in Tally Ho, Granville County, North Carolina. His father was superintendent of schools in Granville County for 26 years. He received a […]

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker was born February 20, 1921, in Washington, Pennsylvania. The son of a farmer, Joseph graduated from Trinity High School in 1938, then attended Washington and Jefferson College […]

Guido von Pirquet

Guido von Pirquet

Baron Guido von Pirquet, an Austrian pioneer of astronautics, was born in Hirschstetten Castle near Vienna on March 30, 1880. The son of a distinguished family, he studied mechanical engineering […]

Theodore von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán was born on May 11, 1881, into a prosperous German-speaking family in Budapest, Hungary. His mother, a descendant of a distinguished family from Bohemia, and his father, […]

Franz von Hoefft

Franz von Hoefft

Franz Oskar Leo Elder von Hoefft was born in Vienna, Austria on April 5, 1882. He attended the lower Gymnasium and Oberrealschule (high school) in Vienna, graduating in 1900. He […]

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, Germany, (now Wyrzysk, Poland) on March 23, 1912. His father, Baron Magnus von Braun, was Minister of Agriculture in the Weimar Republic of […]

Jules Gabriel Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France. In 1847, he was sent to Paris to begin his studies in law school, graduating four years later. […]

Rodolfo Neri Vela

Rodolfo Neri Vela

Rodolfo Neri Vela was born in Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico on February 19, 1952. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic/Mechanical Engineering, with specialization in […]

James A. Van Allen

James A. Van Allen

James A. Van Allen was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on September 7, 1914. He was valedictorian of his Mount Pleasant Public High School class in 1931 and graduated from […]