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Ernst Stuhlinger

German rocket scientist

Died when: 94 years 158 days (1133 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Ernst Stuhlinger

Ernst Stuhlinger (December 19, 1913 – May 25, 2008) was a German-American atomic, electrical, and rocket scientist.After being brought to the United States as part of Operation Paperclip, he developed guidance systems with Wernher von Braun's team for the US Army, and later was a scientist with NASA.

He was also instrumental in the development of the ion engine for long-endurance space flight, and a wide variety of scientific experiments.

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