An MIT staff member writes, "Tsien was a founding member of NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory, and he received his master's degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT. Offered tenure at the age of 35, Tsien Hsue-shen is thought to be the youngest professor in the history of the Institute.

"Tsien's career follows the contours of the space race, the McCarthy era, the development of the U.S. space program, showing that MIT's greatest minds shaped the big ideas of the day."

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  • He is a hero in my heart. He devoted his all life to aero and astro engineering. And he tryed to let people get better life. I like MIT because he graduated from MIT when i know little about this institute.

    He who as a student was the father of chinese aeronautics.

    jingyan cui

    7 Sep 10 at 4:47 pm