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von Braun

(vɒn ˈbraʊn; fɒn)
(Biography) Wernher (ˈvɛrnər). 1912–77, US rocket engineer, born in Germany, where he designed the V-2 missile used in World War II. In the US he worked on the Apollo project



1. Eva, 1912–45, mistress of Adolf Hitler.
2. Wernher von, 1912–77, German rocket engineer, in U.S. after 1945.
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Noun1.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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Through much of Wernher von Braun's own writings, two engineers -- both former members of yon Braun's "rocket team" -- offer this detailed biography of the German rocket pioneer in companion works.
(Wernher Von Braun expected to use RP-1.) The use of hydrogen is generally recognized as one of the major factors in the success of the Apollo program.
APRIL 1 First Annual Women In Defense Leadership Conference "Can You Hear Us Now?" Von Braun Center Huntsville, Ala.
Written by Wernher von Braun, Ley, and others, these described the steps required for human voyages to the Moon and Mars.
One might ask, "Why another book about Wernher von Braun?" Long before the end of von Braun's illustrious career, Erik Bergaust wrote Reaching for the Stars: A Biography of the Great Pioneer in Space Exploration, Wernher von Braun (1960) and, quite recently, Dennis Piszkiewicz completed Wernher von Braun: The Man Who Sold the Moon (1998).
From the German rocket clubs, Willie Ley and Wernher von Braun emerged as theorists and designers included in the group at Peenemunde that created the V-2 weapons.
The hotel, dubbed as the Von Braun Space Station, is currently being built by the Gateway Foundation.
He explained that, inspired by Jules Verne, the German physicist Hermann Oberth explored the idea of space travel based on precise mathematical calculations, which in turn inspired Wernher von Braun to work at developing rocket propulsion.
Johnson reaches out to the godfather of NASA's space program: Wernher von Braun.
Few scholars would contest that Wernher von Braun, a skillful rocket engineer in his own right, managed to promote and establish himself as the preeminent rocket scientist in American history.
At least for offensive missiles, the technology does not need the genius of Werhner von Braun, Hitler's legendary rocket scientist who nearly brought Britain to its knees with his V-1 and V-2 missiles.