|Died||February 12, 2017 (aged 101)|
|Alma mater||National Central University|
Chongqing Ordnance School affiliated to Military Ministry
University of Michigan
|Known for||participant in the Two Bombs, One Satellite Project|
|Institutions||University at Buffalo|
Institute of Military Engineering
China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation
Ren Xinmin (Chinese: 任新民; pinyin: Rén Xīnmín; Wade–Giles: Jen Hsin-Min; December 5, 1915 – February 12, 2017) was a Chinese rocket scientist. He was a specialist in astronautics and liquid rocket engine technology. He worked at the University at Buffalo.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Ren was the technical director of the Long March 1 rocket. It was used for the successful launch of China's first satellite, and chief designer of Chinese store able propellant rocket engine. He was also the chief designer for Long March 3 launch vehicle, Fengyun, and SJ (Shijian) series satellites.
Ren was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.
Ren, Huang Weilu, Tu Shou'e and Liang Shoupan were bracketed together as "four venerable pioneers of astronautics (航天四老)" in China. They were granted the Two Bombs and One Satellite Merit Medal in 1999.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "百岁任新民中国航天的总总师 (in Chinese)". China Space News. December 9, 2015.
- "Ren Xinmin". Encyclopedia Astronautica.
- "屠守锷逝世 "航天四老"又走一位 (in Chinese)". Beijing Daily. December 18, 2012.
- "Founder of Chinese space industry Ren Xinmin dies at 102". CRI (China Radio International) online.