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von Braun

Wernher . 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
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They said 'R and D' meant 'rest and dream,' because they noticed the von Braun team spent lots of time looking into space and writing on blackboards.
In reality von Braun and much of his rocket team surrendered to the Allies at the end of WWII.
When Von Braun immigrated to the United States after the war, he took to the pages of a different magazine to launch one of the most influential popular science writing series of all time.
Caution's gumshoe-style search for Professor Von Braun -- he walks through the city streets showing people a photo of the man, whose image seems to be hanging in the foyer and office of every building in the city -- is hilariously absurd.
there was a darker side to the when "Operation Paperclip" von Braun and his colleagues by the US in exchange for The best bagmen are liKe the best football referees - quietly effective and largely inconspicuous.
Some of its scientists, including Wernher von Braun, later worked for the US space program.
von Braun was a German-born rocket scientist and is considered by many to be the father of the American space program.
This accolade, the one that he himself treasured the most, put him on a pedestal with Ludwig Bolkow, Wernher von Braun and Konrad Zuse.
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He emphasizes their life stories over their achievements, and arranges profiles chronologically, which feature engineers from Western and Eastern Europe and the US, and include Pierre-Paul Riquet, Thomas Telford, John Rennie, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Babbage, John Ericsson, Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Hertha Ayrton, Nikola Tesla, Heinrich Hertz, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wernher von Braun, and Edith Clarke.
At the centre of this study is the figure of Wernher von Braun, who became the postwar doyen of space exploration.
More than 30 years after his death, German-born rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun remains a controversial and polarizing figure.