Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  ESA - JAXA - China - International
  'Father of rocketry in Canada' dead at 89

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   'Father of rocketry in Canada' dead at 89
Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27328
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 06-08-2004 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From GlobeAndMail.com:
quote:
Winnipeg -- Albert Fia, who was known as the father of Canadian rocketry, has died at the age of 89.

Mr. Fia, who died Saturday, developed the Black Brant rockets in the early 1960s. The rockets are still used by NASA and by universities and government agencies in the U.S. and around the world.

"He really is the father of rocketry in Canada," Joe Tharayil, Bristol's retired director of engineering, said yesterday.

Mr. Fia was born in Lethbridge and served in the Second World War. He joined Bristol Aerospace in 1958.


spaceuk
Member

Posts: 2113
From: Staffs, UK
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 07-17-2004 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear this news.

Black Brants have been a steady workhorse in upper atmospheric studies for decades.

It is lasting legacy to Mr Fia.

Condolences to his family

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement