Theodore Von Karman

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Birthday
11, 1881
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
May 6, 1963 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1881
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
May 6, 1963 (81)

About

Hungarian-American pioneer in 20th century aerodynamics who worked mostly on supersonic and hypersonic airflow.

Before Fame

He designed an early helicopter for the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I.

Trivia

He co-founded the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1944.

Family Life

He is of Jewish ancestry and he never married.

Associated With

He was awarded the Daniel Guggenheim Medal for American engineering in 1955, two years after Charles Lindbergh received it.

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