He passed away at 98. The description of his life in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qian_Xuesen. I just finished a book on him by Iris Chang. It is translated from English to Chinese. A very fascinating life. 99.9% chance he was not a communist when he was in US. He was a dedicated scientist. The joke of the century is the witch hunt of communists in US and … [Read more...] about (Letter from TonyP4) Tsien Hsue-Shen, the father of China’s missiles.