The biography of one of China’s leading figures in space technology has finally been published by the People’s Publishing house, it has been reported.
Better known as the nation’s ‘father of space technology’, the late Qian Xuesen’s story will be brought to readers in a book comprised of 200 pictures, the China Daily revealed.
Xuesen died at the ripe age of 97 and, as such, his tale will detail not only his only story but the broad variety of historical events that occurred in China over the course of a century.
The biography was put together by the General Armament Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and the publisher hinted that this is the first time the images included have ever been unveiled to the public.
After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in1949, the space scientist began an integral role in the country’s missile and aviation programmes.
During the 1940s, he helped to establish the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, which is a Nasa field centre.
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