Huang Xiaozong was born in Fujian, Xiamen on 3rd October 1920. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Wuhan University in 1942. From 1945 he started attending the research institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and finished his education there in 1949, majoring in a whole new field of jet propulsion system, and earned his Doctor`s Degree of Engineering. He worked in Chongqing Arsenal and Kunming Machine Factory during 1942-1944. Started from 1950 he began his 30-year career in the Aerospace Industry of United States until 1980. He was once the Director of Engineering of BAE Systems and he also participated in the designing of propulsion systems of the famous Bell X-1(which is the first aircraft to break the Sound Barrier) and Bell X-1.5. BAE Systems is a top ranking aerospace industry throughout the world, and was where Huang finally being promoted as the Chief Engineer, and the Engineering Department Manager; it was also where he took part in and took charge of research works of propulsion systems of several major projects——such as Moonfall, Space Shuttle, and Long Range Missile. He was also the person responsible for the technological breakthrough of the first Large Liquid Hydrogen Rocket Engine, making great contribution to the Operation Moonfall of NASA. Huang was worldly recognized as an authoritative scientist of rocket and aerospace.
He then returned to Taiwan and worked there for 12 years, from 1980 to 1992, and was once Acting Dean of the Taiwan Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology. Huang was assigned to be in charge of several new-generation projects of indigenous modern weapons.
Huang had written a number of essays about aerospace technology, he also authored a book named Design of Liquid-Propellant Rocket Engines and is currently in the reference list of aerospace scientists around the world. His has won several awards issued by the United States NASA for his contributions and surely he made his name among one of the Aerospace Celebrities.