Ludwig Roth - 1960 (open the image to use the imagemap)
June 10, 1909|
|Died||November 1, 1967
Redondo Beach, United States
|Children||5 sons; Volker, Gerhard, Diether, Axel, Werner|
Ludwig Roth (June 10, 1909 – November 1, 1967) was the Aerospace engineer who was the head of the Peenemünde Future Projects Office which designed the Wasserfall and created advanced rockets designs such as the A9/A10 ICBM.
Roth arrived in New York under Operation Paperclip on November 16, 1945 via the SS Argentina and served at Fort Bliss and Huntsville, Alabama. He and his family relocated to Palos Verdes, California. His son Axel Roth went on to work for NASA as an engineer, and ended his career as Associate Director of Marshall Space Flight Center. His son Volker worked for Boeing as Space Lab Design Manager. His grandson Karl Roth currently works for COLSA Corporation supporting International Space Station Payload Ground System Integration.
- Roth, Ludwig; Shempp, W. M. (1967). S-IVB High Energy Upper Stage and Its Development. Douglas Paper no. 4040. Douglas Aircraft Corp.
- Lindberg, R.G.; Lombar, C.F.; Roth, L. (March 28, 1962). The Influence of Man on the Design of Spacecraft. NASA.
- "Roth". Astronautix.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- "Obituary". Time Magazine. 1967-11-10. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
NOTE: The TIME claim that Roth was Chief designer of the V-l "buzz bombs" is inaccurate.
- Dornberger, Walter (1954) [1952: V2--Der Schuss ins Weltall]. V-2. translated by James Cleugh and Geoffrey Halliday. New York: Viking Press. p. 139. ISBN 0-553-12660-1.
- Ordway, Frederick I, III; Sharpe, Mitchell R (1979). The Rocket Team. Apogee Books Space Series 36. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. p. 38.
- Neufeld, Michael J (1995). The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era. New York: The Free Press. p. 231. ISBN 0-02-922895-6.
- "S.S. Argentina Timeline". Moore-McCormack Lines Ocean Liners. Bill Vinson and Ginger Quering Casey. Retrieved 2008-03-02.