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  Wernher Von Braun - MSN Encarta
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr ('Baron') von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and...
Von Braun helped design both the V-2 guided missile used by Nazi Germany during World War II and the Saturn V rocket booster used by NASA during the Apollo program to take humans to the Moon.
In 1937 von Braun’s team moved to a secret site at Peenemünde, located on the Baltic coast, where he developed the V-2 ballistic missile that was used against London during World War II (1939-1945).
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  Von Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian (1912-1977)
Von Braun's enthusiasm for the possibilities of space travel was kindled early on by reading the fiction of Jules Verne and H. Wells, and the technical writings of Hermann Oberth.
In mid-March 1944, von Braun was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Stettin.
Von Braun was appointed director of the Marshall Space Flight Center and chief architect of the Saturn V. He also became one of the most prominent advocates of space exploration in the United States during the 1950s.
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 Sputnik Biographies--Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s.
Von Braun is well known as the leader of what has been called the "rocket team," which developed the V-2 ballistic missile for the Nazis during World War II.
The brainchild of von Braun's rocket team operating at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast, the V-2 rocket was the immediate antecedent of those used in space exploration programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/sputnik/braun.html   (542 words)

  
 Wernher von Braun
Von Braun was born on March 23, 1912, the second of three sons of the Baron Magnus von Braun.
Von Braun was later incarcerated by the SS and Gestapo for a crime against the state.
Von Braun returned to Peenemunde after his release, which was orchestrated by Dornberger who convinced the SS and Gestapo that Hitler would have all of them shot if Von Braun did not complete the V-2 rocket.
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 Wernher von Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, Province of Posen (now Poland), second of 3 sons with an impressive pedigree.
Von Braun admitted visiting the plant at Mittelwerk on many occasions, and called conditions at the plant "repulsive", but claimed never to have witnessed first-hand any deaths or beatings, although it became clear to him that deaths had occurred by 1944 [2].
Wernher von Braun (1965): A song written and performed by Tom Lehrer for an episode of NBC's American version of the BBC TV show That Was The Week That Was; the song was later included in Lehrer's album That Was The Year That Was.
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 Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun is an iconic figure of the 20th century, someone who built deadly missiles for Hitler and the Saturn V rockets that sent Americans to the Moon.
Von Braun's involvement with National Socialism, and with the SS in particular, culminated in his arrest by the Gestapo in March of 1944 on suspicion of treason.
Von Braun and many of his associates surrendered to the Americans at the end of the war and were brought to the United States because of their technical expertise.
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 Worldroots.com
Wernher von Braun, the second of 3 children, was born to a government administrator, Magnus Freiher von Braun and his wife, Emmy von Quistorp.
Wernher von Braun was a brilliant visionary from his youth and had always dreamed of developing rockets to explore outer space.
Wernher von Braun was a visionary in his time he influenced the world with his work and without him, the Americans would have never made it to the moon in the short time they did.
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 Von Braun Mars Expedition - 1952
Von Braun's concepts, illustrated by magnificent Chesley Bonestell paintings, were made available to a large public with the publication of a series of articles in Collier's magazine beginning in February 1952.
Von Braun minimized the scope of the effort, noting that the 5,320,000 metric tons of rocket propellant required for the entire enterprise was only 10% of the amount delivered in the Berlin Airlift and would cost only 4 million dollars.
Von Braun did realize that there might be danger of long exposure of humans to zero-G. He suggested that if this was found to be the case, he suggested tethering the passenger ships together, and spinning them with tethers to produce artificial gravity during the coast to Mars and period in Mars orbit.
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 The religion of Wernher von Braun, rocket engineer, inventor
Wernher von Braun was one of the most influential scientists and engineeers of the 20th Century.
Wernher von Braun's mother's family was "for several hundred years present in Pomerania and Mecklenburg [in Germany] as ministers of the Lutheran Church, and as university professors, bankers and landowners.
Another conspicuous trait in von Braun's nature that did not change over the years was his firm belief in the basic goodness and honesty of people, and also in their intent to do something to be creative in some way.
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 Sputnik Biographies--Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s.
Von Braun is well known as the leader of what has been called the "rocket team," which developed the V-2 ballistic missile for the Nazis during World War II.
The brainchild of von Braun's rocket team operating at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast, the V-2 rocket was the immediate antecedent of those used in space exploration programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
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 Wernher von Braun und das KZ
Von seiner zwangsweisen Einbindung in das Raketen-Programm könne keine Rede sein, schlußfolgert Eisfeld.
Von Braun habe später stets nur zugegeben, was man ihm nachträglich nachweisen konnte, sagt Heß.
Von der Terrorwaffe V 2 wurden in den Endtagen des Zweiten Weltkriegs mehr als die 6.000 Zivilisten in London und Antwerpen getötet.
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 VON BRAUN, Wernher
Von Braun came to the U.S. in 1945 as technical adviser to the U.S. rocket program at the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico.
Wernher von Braun on the USSR's landing of a spacecraft on the moon
Wernher von Braun on the USSR's landing of a spacecraft on the moon 20 min
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 EO Library: Wernher von Braun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wernher von Braun is, without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history.
Wernher von Braun was born in 1912 in Wirsitz, Germany (now part of Poland), into an aristocratic Prussian family.
Von Braun attended the French Gymnasium School in Berlin, but was not a star pupil.
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 Wernher Von Braun
Braun was born into a prosperous aristocratic family.
Braun's early interest in astronomy and the realm of space never left him thereafter.
In March 1970 Braun was transferred to NASA headquarters in Washington as deputy associate administrator for planning.
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 ::Wernher von Braun::
Braun is most associated with the V2 rocket programme in World War Two and in later years Braun was also associated with the American space programme which culminated in the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969.
Braun helped to found the German Society for Space Travel and in 1932, just a year before Hitler’s appointment as German chancellor, von Braun was identified by Walter Dornberger as a man with ability in rocket technology.
In 1960, von Braun became head of the Marshall Space Flight Centre and it was here that he developed the Saturn rocket that ended with the Apollo series of Moon missions with Apollo 11 landing on the Moon in 1969.
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 V2ROCKET.COM - Wernher von Braun
Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun was born to Baron Magnus von Braun and Emmy von Quistorp on March 23, 1912, in Wirsitz, a town in the eastern German province of Posen.
Wernher's father was a wealthy farmer and a provincial councilor and served as Minister for Agriculture during the 1930s in President Hindenburg's Weimar Republic.
Von Braun and his men were transferred to Huntsville, Alabama in April of 1950 to start development of an Army tactical ballistic battlefield missile.
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 Wernher von Braun - Conservapedia
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) was the father of the American space program, and the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Von Braun was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s, encouraged by reading the science fiction of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and the science study of Oberth, "Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen" (By Rocket to Space) (1923).
Von Braun led the “rocket team” which developed the V-2 ballistic missile for the Nazis during World War II, which were manufactured at a forced labor factory called Mittelwerk.
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 Spaceflight :Wernher von Braun
The brainchild of Wernher von Braun's rocket team operating at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast, this rocket was the immediate antecedent of those used in space exploration programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
In 1960, von Braun's rocket development center was transferred from the Army to the newly established National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and received a mandate to build the giant Saturn rocket.
Accordingly, von Braun became director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled Americans to the Moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/von_Braun/SP4.htm   (1088 words)

  
 IEEEVM: Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun, pioneering rocket engineer and advocate of space travel, was born the second of three sons to Baron Magnus von Braun and Baroness Emmy von Quistorp, in Wirsitz, Germany, in 1912.
By 1945, however, it was clear to von Braun that Germany was losing the war, despite the technical advancements in weaponry he helped develop, and he organized the surrender to the Americans of himself, his top 500 rocket scientists, and much of their work.
Von Braun and his team were transferred to NASA in 1960, where he became director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
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 Wernher Von Braun Papers (Library of Congress)
The files most reflective of Von Braun's official responsibilities are the subject files and the general correspondence, which include letters, notes, memoranda, and such related material as technical reports, drawings, charts, and personnel forms.
Von Braun was an early advocate of space conquest and exploration whose views were carried by popular weeklies and the daily press years before the success of Sputnik imparted greater urgency to a stepped-up American space effort.
Von Braun moved from Alabama to NASA headquarters in Washington shortly after the 1969 moon landing, and in 1972 he left government service for private industry.
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 Coat-of-Arms of Wernher von Braun (by Carl-Alexander von Volborth) - Numericana
Wernher von Braun joined the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR) at the age of 19.
The leading charisma of von Braun was intrumental in creating the goodwill which made this quick transfer of allegiances possible.
Wernher died from cancer on June 16, 1977, in Alexandria (Virginia) and was survived by his wife, Maria von Quistorp von Braun, his three children, his older brother and his younger brother, Magnus (b.1919).
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 Biography of Wernher Von Braun
Wernher von Braun (1912–1977) was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s.
Von Braun is well known as the leader of what has been called the “rocket team” which developed the V–2 ballistic missile for the Nazis during World War II.
The brainchild of von Braun’s rocket team operating at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast, the V–2 rocket was the immediate antecedent of those used in space exploration programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
history.msfc.nasa.gov /vonbraun/bio.html   (541 words)

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