Ren Xinmin, Chinese rocket scientist, Died at 101

Ren Xinmin was born on December 5, 1915, in Ningguo, Anhui, China, and died on February 12, 2017, in Beijing.

He was a Chinese specialist in astronautics and liquid rocket engine technology.

Her served as the technical director of the Long March 1 rocket and chief designer of Chinese storable propellant rocket engine.

Additionally, he was also the chief designer for Long March 3 launch vehicle, Dongfanghong, Fengyun, and SJ(Shijian) series satellites.

He was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Later, Ren, Huang Weilu, Tu Shou’e and Liang Shoupan were bracketed together as “four venerable pioneers of astronautics (航天四老)” in China.

Together they were awarded the title Two bombs and one Satellite Award in 1999.

Ren Xinmin passed away at 101 years old.