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Mikhail Kuz'mich Iangel’

Rocket designer

Mikhail Iangel’, USSR Rocket designer.

Background

Iangel’, Mikhail was born in 1911.

Education

Graduated from the Academy of the Aviation Industry, 1950.

Career

Worked as a designer with Mikoian, Miasishchev and Korolev. Director of a research and design institute, 1952-1954. Chief designer, 1954.

Took part in the construction of the fighter planes 1-16, 1-17 and others. Later became involved in the design of Soviet space rockets. Academician, 1966. Non-voting member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1966.