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Qian Xuesen and China's Aerospace
Xuesen: "Father of China's Aerospace", profile from Xinhuanet.
Report: The Role of Qian Xuesen in the Development of the PRC's Ballisitc
Missile and Space Programs, "The allegations that he was spying for the
PRC are presumed to be true." The Cox Committee and the Tsien
Case, commentary written by Steven Aftergood in Secrecy & Government
Bulletin published by the Federation of American Scientists.
- 'Rape of Nanking'
Author Denounces Cox Report. Iris Chang, author of a biography of Dr.
Qian Xuesen, details the misuse of materials from her book by the Cox Report.
forgotten 'spy' case of a rocket scientist, article from the
Christian Science Monitor compares the two "spy" cases of Tsien
Hsue-shen and Wen Ho Lee.
- U.S. threw out man who put China in space,
article from OrlandoSentinel.com (one of three reports on China's space program by Michael Cabbage).
Mark Wade's biographical sketch and chronology of Qian Xuesen, who
"single-handedly built a national space and rocketry program from the technology base of an agrarian society".
- Qian Xuesen Biography (长篇传记《钱学森》-目录), from Qian Xuesen Library.
Qian Xuesen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Qian Xuesen and JPL
- Von Karman,
Malina laid the groundwork for the future JPL, historical background of the
founding of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
- Jack Parsons and The
Curious Origins of The American Space Program, "... Tsien was thus a
founding father of the U.S. missile program."
Rocketeers to Solar Sailors, "... Tsien Hsue-shen was regarded by 1949
as Von Karman's peer and probable successor", according to this Los Angeles Times
article on Malina and JPL.
- MEMOIR ON THE GALCIT ROCKET RESEARCH PROJECT, 1936-38,
written by Frank J. Malina in 1967.
- JPL 101 - LAB HISTORY (PDF),
from JPL website.
- Tsien's Doctoral Dissertation (PDF),
with Theodore von Karman as thesis advisor in 1937-1938.
- Interview with Lee A. DuBridge, Part II (PDF),
then-president of Caltech discusses his difficulties in the McCarthy era (including the Tsien case).
- Tsien Revisited,
Caltech News article contains a detailed interview with Frank Marble, Caltech professor and a long-time
friend of Qian Xuesen.
Qian Xuesen 90th Birthday Collections from Chinese Sources
Other Special Topics
- Remembering Guo Yonghuai (Chinese).
Guo Yonghuai was Qian Xuesen's long-time friend and colleague, also a key contributor in the early years of China's missile and nuclear development programs.
- Specialized Database on Qian Xuesen (Chinese),
extensive collections of Qian Xuesen's articles, online photos and literature about Qian Xuesen compiled by the Library of
Xi'an Jiaotong University (named Qian Xuesen Library).