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» Mike Vucelic 1931-2012 Apollo system manager for NASA and Rockwell in charge of 300 NASA engineers
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/17/2017 | Science , People , History , Education | Unrated
Milojko Mike Vucelic, born in the town of Garešnica, Croatia, completed the Faculty of Machanical Engineering of the University of Zagreb in 1954. Since January 1962 he worked for Apollo, and subsequently he served as one of directors of the Apollo Program. The mission of Apollo 8 in 1968 was circulating around Moon's orbit with the crew of three astronauts, and Mike Vucelic considers this to be his greatest s
» George Skurla 1921-2001 led the 1600-man team that built the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing module
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 05/17/2017 | Science , People , Education | Unrated
In 1965, George Skurla became director of operations for Grumman at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Kennedy Space Center (KSC). In that position, he brought together the 1,600-man Grumman team responsible for the final assembly, test and pre-launch checkout for the Apollo lunar module vehicle. Skurla led the team that built the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing module. The lunar modul spacecraft
» Dora Pejacevic 1885-1923 the first internationally known Croatian woman composer
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/12/2017 | Music , People , Education | Unrated
Born into an old, noble family, the talented pianist would grow up to become one of the most influential figures in Croatian music. During her short life (she died in childbirth at the age of 38) she composed 57 completed works, including a hefty ouvre for solo piano, sixteen chamber works, and dozens of lieder. But she made her mark with the human voice; Pejačević is credited with bringing orchestral song to Croatian
» Marin Saric CEO of Optimoroute company in Croatia's capital Zagreb
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/6/2017 | Science , People , Education | Unrated
Marin Šarić: "When people think about logistics, they think about routing, they think about package deliveries, they might think about some ships or freight crossing companies,” he concludes. “But I think what people need really to understand is that we are moving towards this mobile world, where every every year, in every country, there are more and more people who are working on the go, and Optimoroute
» Claudio Radonich since Dec 2016 Mayor of the city of Punta Arenas in Chile has Croatian roots
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/31/2016 | People , Education | Unrated
Claudio Radonich is since December 2016 a new Mayor of the city of Punta Arenas on the very south of Chile. He belongs to the third generation of Croats born in Chile, and his great-grandparents (Radonich's) are from the town of Starigrad on the island of Hvar. Punta Arenas (as well as many other cities in Chile and in South America) has a very strong Croatian immigrant population, dating already since the 19th centu
» Zrinski's in Vienna with emphasis on Nikola Subic Zrinski of Siget + 1566
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/22/2016 | People , History , Education | Unrated
The defense of Siget by Nikola Šubić Zrinski (on the photo) in 1566 entered all the annals of European history in the 16th century. With his 2500 brave soldiers, mostly Croats, he was defending the fortress of Siget in southern Hungary against 90,000 Turks. Cardinal Richelieu, a famous French minister at the court of King Lui XIII, wrote the following: A miracle was necessary for the Habsburg Empire to survive.
» Marinko Marco Radakovic to appear in the film "Patriot's Day"
Submitted By Marko Puljić | Published 12/21/2016 | People , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Marinko Marco Radakovic (left) will appear in the film “Patriot’s Day” directed by Peter Berg, and is about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt led by Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Dawhich. This visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston. Radakovic will be play
» Tom Begich, Croatian American is New State Senator in Alaska
Submitted By Steve Rukavina | Published 12/20/2016 | Politics , People , Community | Unrated
Tom Begich (left), Croatian American from Alaska, has been elected to the State Senate there and won in the Anchorage downtown “J” district. Tom ran unopposed in the general election after he won the August 16th Democratic primary with 62% of the vote against Ed Wesley. The Senate seat opened up when long time Democratic State Senator Johnny Ellis retired after 24 years. This popular incumbent endorsed Tom in the competiti
» Mara Vitols Hrgetic of Venezuela and Don Markusic of Australia describing their bussiness work in Croatia
Submitted By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/30/2016 | People , Education , Companies , Business | Unrated
Mara Vitols Hrgetić of Venezuela (on the photo, of Latvian parents) and Don Markušić from Australia, were guests of Marijan Ožanić in his monthly interview dedicated to entrepreneurship in Croatia. An example of Mara Vitols Hrgetić is quite interesting since she is a Lathuian born in Venezuela, married to a Croatian (also born in Venezuela) Josip Hrgetić, who started the FORUM Centre in Zagreb, aiming, among others, to eco


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