Prof. Dr. -Ing. habil. Robert H. Schmucker has been involved with rockets, missiles and space travel for more than 6 decades and is teaching at the Technical University of Munich since 1971. Already as a young schoolboy he joined the German Rocket Society e.V. and some years later, he founded the Scientific Working Group for Rocket Technology and Astronautics (Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Raketentechnik und Raumfahrt – WARR) at the TH Munich in 1962, which carried out the first flight test of an experimental rocket with hybrid propulsion in 1974; today the WARR is a permanent institution at TUM. After studying aerospace engineering at the THM, he received his doctorate, lectureship, post-doctoral lecturing qualification and was appointed as an apl. Professor at TUM. He also taught in Nanjing, PR China, and for many years at the German Armed Forces University in Neubiberg near Munich. Robert Schmucker also worked at the Spadeadam Rocket Establishment in England and later as a research associate at NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. From 1975 onwards he was head of research at the German Aerospace Establishment (DFVLR) Institute in Lampoldshausen/Trauen and then spent 15 years in the rocket and missile industry, most recently as head of development. At the beginning of the 1980s he began to analyse Soviet strategic ballistic missiles, later extended to include the missile systems used in the Iraq-Iran war. Since 1992 he has been managing the consulting firm Schmucker Technologie (ST). The main focus of the consulting activities is on political-military analyses for national and international organisations on threats and security as well as missile programmes and missile proliferation, especially with respect to Iran and North Korea. From 1994 to 1998, he served on various missions as UN inspector in Iraq. Robert Schmucker has been awarded by the German Society of Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure – VDI) with the VDI ring of honour and the AIAA Solid Propulsion Award and is a recipient of the Bavarian Order of Merit.