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Title: David Rickman has died
Post by: Phillip Clark on 06/01/2015 03:56 am
Followers of the Soviet-era space programme will be saddened to learn that David Rickman died suddenly on May 28th.   An e-mail announcing his death has been posted via the FPSPACE mailing list by his widow.

David was most active in his analyses and information-gathering of the Chelomei manned space programme: the Proton-K and UR-700 launch vehicle programmes and their associated manned lunar missions (circumlunar and direct landings on the Moon respectively), as well as the Almaz and TKS programmes.

His passing is a great loss to followers of the Soviet/Russian space programme.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: GClark on 06/01/2015 06:34 am
I remember that he was a frequent poster here until relatively recently.

He will be missed.

[Stand silently]
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Satori on 06/01/2015 11:47 am
Very sad news.

He surely will be missed.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: baldusi on 06/01/2015 03:37 pm
Reste In Pace
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Rebel44 on 06/01/2015 05:46 pm
Rest In Peace.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: mtakala24 on 06/01/2015 09:37 pm
He will be missed. RIP Capt. David.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Skyrocket on 06/01/2015 10:52 pm
Sad news, indeed!
Rest In Peace.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: fregate on 06/02/2015 01:15 am
Rest in Peace :(
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Dmitry_V_home on 06/02/2015 04:13 pm
R.I.P.  :'(
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/03/2015 08:43 am
David's enthusiasm for the manned Chelomei bureau projects and the LK lunar lander was infectious. He had a keen eye for detail and it's a real pity that he wasn't able to complete the projects he was working on. Rest in peace, David. 
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: asmi on 06/03/2015 10:44 am
Rest in peace...  :(
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: ace5 on 06/05/2015 09:30 pm
R.I.P.
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: fregate on 06/07/2015 02:51 am
In memory of David
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Suzy on 06/26/2015 06:27 am
Oh no! I was aware he had health issues via his Facebook page, but this is very sad and unexpected news :(
Title: Re: David Rickman has died
Post by: Lampyridae on 06/26/2015 07:13 am
Very sorry to hear that. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.