Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trained in the U.S., Scientist Became China's 'Rocket King'

Imaginechina/Associated Press - Scientist Qian Xuesen shown in Beijing, China, in 1957. He died on Oct. 31 at the age of 98

"He was Joe McCarthy's present to the Chinese," says John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. "It was the anti-Communist mood in the 1950s that led him home."

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