French Astronautical Pioneers

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French Astronautical Pioneers, Paris 1927

Left to right, sitting: Robert Esnault-Pelterie, André Louis-Hirsch, standing: Henry Chrétien (inventor of Cinemascope), J.H. Rosny (writer, President of the Académie Goncourt), A. Lambert (astronomer, Paris Observatory), Jean Perrin (Nobel Prize), R. Soreau (President of French Civil Engineers), General Ferrié (Head of French Army Signal Corps, Member of the Institute), Jos Béthenod (Founder of Compagnie Générale de T.S.F.), E. Fichot (President of French Astronimical Society), Em Bélot (Astronomer).