Milton W. Rosen

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Milton W. Rosen

Milton Rosen circa 1950
Birth Name Milton W. Rosen
Birth Place Philadelphia,PA, USA
Occupation Engineer,Scientist, Author
Nationality United States of America
Notable Works The Viking Rocket Story

Milton W. Rosen was born in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He went on to do graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and at CalTech. Mr Rosen was a staff member at the Naval research Laboratory in the 1940s and became the scientific officer in charge of developing the Viking rocket system. He developed a radar relay system for aircraft and radio-control systems for guided missiles. He proposed and assisted in organizing a branch to investigate the upper atmosphere with rockets. He went on to do research into ceramic liners for rocket motors at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena between 1946 and 1947.

Mr Rosen held three patents on electronic devices and was Chairman of the Space Flight Committee of the American Rocket Society. He was the author of many articles on rockets and high altitude research.

In 1959 Mr Rosen, along with his colleague Francis C. Schwenk, proposed a system for a lunar landing using a large scale booster named NOVA.