[FPSPACE] Dennis Newkirk

Robert G Kennedy III, PE robot at ultimax.com
Thu Apr 19 18:59:28 EDT 2012


This makes me very sad, and the date of Dennis's passing makes it all  
the more poignant. There weren't a lot of us Soviet space sleuths to  
begin with, and quite a few have departed our company in the last few  
years. I knew him as a gifted colleague (which is to say, persistant,  
insightful, and detail-oriented)in our little field, and a reliable  
vendor. I did not know about his "day job". Interesting that he  
managed all his writing and publishing activity in the midst of an  
apparently challenging and rewarding career. I got to meet him once in  
person, at the 40th anniversary of Sputnik up there in DC in October  
1997, IIRC, where I met many of you-all.

Asif Siddiqi wrote:
> Dennis Newkirk passed away on April 12, 2012. He was the author  
> (among many publications) of the wonderful Almanac of Soviet Manned  
> Space Flight (1990).

Robert G Kennedy III, PE

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