He served as one of the key figures in designing and developing Germany's V-2 rocket
. Shortly after the war ended, von Braun and thousands of other German scientists, technicians and engineers were secretly relocated to the U.S.
(Russia, or the then Soviet Union, and several other countries, including the US and France, earlier tested space flight on primates, the first being Albert, a rhesus macaque, that lifted off in June 1948 for a 63-kilometre journey on a V-2 rocket
with, sadly, asphyxiation ending his life during flight.
They compared their design to the V-2 rocket
technology brought over with the German scientists after World War II.
Rocket pioneers included Robert Goddard and Wehrner von Braun, designer of the V-2 rocket
. An early space rocket flight was the Project Bumper, a converted V-2 with a WAC Corporal added, which flew to a height of 244 miles above ground in 1949.
1942 - World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket
as a weapon.
De Clarens stole one of the vital secrets of the war -- Germany's plans to build and test the V-1 and V-2 rocket
bombs at Peenemunde.
In this memoir, he describes their experience, how his father was released on the condition that the family leave Germany, his childhood in Germany, how his family moved to New York from Cuba, and how he served in the US Army, oversaw captured soldiers being retrained to lead postwar Germany, and worked with Wernher von Braun, the designer of GermanyAEs V-2 rocket
and the father of the American space program.
Pekkala and his colleague Major Kirov are sent to retrieve a special undercover agent, Christophe, before Hitler's V-2 rocket
system causes mass destruction.
Dennis is the Chair of the Normandy Day UK charity, which aims to educate people about the impact of war and he told us the story about his best friend who was killed following a direct hit from a V-2 rocket
at a cinema in Antwerp.
One small part of Peckham was struck by five V-1 'Doodlebug' flying bombs and a V-2 rocket
. In Deptford, so many rows of terraced houses are coloured red, purple or black that you search in vain for an undamaged street.
The United States obtained a large group of rocket scientists from the German group that had developed the German V-2 rocket
and kept them under their wartime director, Dr.
"TriggerMortis is clearly underpinned by a large amount of diligent research, but the recitation of the horsepower of a V-2 rocket
, or the muzzle velocity of an M60 machine gun, feels somehow dutiful....