Father of China's space technology no more

 
Qian was born in Hangzhou, the capital city of the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. He led many of China’s key missile and space programmes.

A member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, he graduated from Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, in 1934, the report said.

In 1935, he went to study in the aviation department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1939, he received a doctorate in aviation and mathematics. He returned to China in 1955.

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