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  • Dr. Hermann Oberth (1894 - 1989)
    Hermann Julius Oberth (25 June 1894 – 28 December 1989) was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. Links ...
  • Astronaut Alan Shepard (1923 - 1998)
    Wikipedia: Deutsch , English , Español , Français , Русский Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)
  • Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601)
    Dansk biografisk Lexikon Salmonsen's konversationsleksikon Tycho Brahe graves opp Gyllendal, Den Store Danske encyklopædi
  • Harlow Shapley (1885 - 1972)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Harlow Shapley (November 2, 1885 – October 20, 1972) was an American astronomer...." "...He was born on a farm in Nashville, Missouri, and dropped out of school...
  • Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)
    New Revision of his Wikipedia page: Biographical Summary: "... Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figure in t...

In the year 2014 we are still in a pioneering phase of "space: the final frontier.". So please add profiles to this project of the men and women of "this" planet who are making it possible to dream of "other" planets.

Note: there is a separate project for Astronauts and Cosmonauts

From A Brief History of Space Exploration:

Humans have dreamed about spaceflight since antiquity. The Chinese used rockets for ceremonial and military purposes centuries ago, but only in the latter half of the 20th century were rockets developed that were powerful enough to overcome the force of gravity to reach orbital velocities that could open space to human exploration.

As often happens in science, the earliest practical work on rocket engines designed for spaceflight occurred simultaneously during the early 20th century in three countries by three key scientists: in Russia, by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; in the United States, by Robert Goddard; and in Germany, by Hermann Oberth

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