Wernher von Braun

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Noun1.Wernher von Braun - United States rocket engineer (born in Germany where he designed a missile used against England); he led the United States Army team that put the first American satellite into space (1912-1977)
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Imagine my surprise upon learning this guy is the second coming of Henry Ford and Wernher von Braun rolled into one.
His willingness to be populist was key to why no less an expert than Wernher Von Braun declared that Ley "deserves much credit for the space consciousness.
We need an occasional reminder that the history of rocket development and manufacturing in the United States did not begin with Wernher von Braun and his associates from Peenemunde, most of whom came to America under Operation Paperclip in late 1945.
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.
New Scientist noted that renowned aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun -  who worked for Nazi Germany during World War II but was later behind the Saturn V rocket that supported NASA's Apollo program and the first American space station Skylab - once proposed a space station that would rely on rockets launching payloads separately into space and crew assembling them in orbit, including reusing a fuel tank that otherwise would have been trash.
Rinzler, author of the NY Times best-selling The Making of Star Wars and the London Times best-selling The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, is publishing ALL UP - the Faustian engineer Wernher von Braun, occultist/explosive expert Jack Parsons, and Soviet principal designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.
Hitler's Space Rocket Yesterday, 7pm Wernher von Braun is one of history's most controversial figures.
Specifically, these are the following institutions, which are supervised by the SWL - Landratsamt Aichach-Friedberg;- Hospital Aichach;- Hospital Friedberg;- Edith Stein School Aichach;- Wittelsbach Realschule Aichach;- German men~s gymnasium Aichach;- Quadruple Gymnasium Aichach;- Vocational School Aichach;- Konradin-Realschule Friedberg;- FOS Fachoberschule Friedberg;- Vocational School Friedberg;- Wernher von Braun Gymnasium Friedberg;- Double gymnasium Friedberg;- Staatliche Realschule Mering;- Gymnasium Mering;- Realschule Affing-Bergen.
The Army Ballistic Missile Agency, the group that included Wernher von Braun and other Germans who were brought to the United States under Project Paperclip, were in the center of the debate, and after all launched the first American satellite, Explorer I.
After the war, he helped to interview key Nazi figures including Wernher von Braun and Goering.
As NASA Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun famously said, "One test result is worth 1,000 expert opinions.
Squadron Leader Kenny recalled seeing an article by German rocket developer Wernher von Braun for the Interplanetary Society detailing his proposed method for a vertical launch.