Ward, as a reporter for the Huntsville (Alabama) Times and later as a correspondent for national technical and trade publications, covered von Braun
's activities from 1957 to his death in 1977.
was assigned to work at NASA where he became the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
When the monstrous rocket designed by von Braun
launched with the Apollo 11 capsule at its summit on Wednesday, July 16 1969, one million people flocked to the beach across from Cape Canaveral to watch.
's V2 was the first long-range guided missile.
After the war, he helped to interview key Nazi figures including Wernher von Braun
Goddard, and Wernher von Braun
all referred to these novels as sources of inspiration in their youth.
BORN GERONIMO, Apache leader, 1829 TUPAC Shakur, US rapper, 1971 ENOCH Powell, English politician, 1912, above DIED GEORGE Reeves, US actor, 1959 WERNER von Braun
, rocket scientist, 1977 LORD Reith, British broadcaster, 1971, above
In his 1806 letter, Beethoven writes a conciliatory request to court theater director Baron Peter von Braun
. They had argued over royalties for his only opera, ''Fidelio.'' It is expected to bring $150,000 to $250,000.
V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History is set in 1941, when Wernher von Braun
is ordered by his Fuhrer to abandon the V-2 rocket in favor of constructing a manned orbital spacecraft to attack the U.S.
Joachim von Braun
: He is a Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and Professor for Economic and Technological Change at University of Bonn, Germany.
In the late 1940s and early 50s the writings of German rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun
(shown above), who first developed liquid fueled rockets as military weapons, spelled out the strategy he would have used to go beyond Earth, Discovery News reported.