Wernher von Braun
: Crusader for Space, Ernst Stuhlinger and Frederick I.
Another, perhaps controversial, conjecture: Bonestell's depictions of orbiting space stations (based mainly on designs by von Braun
) became so implanted in the minds of a generation of NASA's employees that billions have been spent on developing one -- even though nobody knows what it will be used for.
While von Braun
's exceptional scientific, engineering, and organizational leadership contributions to rocketry and space-flight are well known, the nuances of his personal life are less familiar to most people.
The Soviets won with Sputnik in 1957, but von Braun
came through with Explorer 1 and its space-science success the following year.
During World War II, von Braun
worked under Nazi Germany's rocket development program.
told Johnson that while the US was well behind, they could conceivably beat the Russians when it came to putting men on the Moon, if they immediately started work on a giant booster rocket.
He manages to control techno-babble in ways that contribute to understanding Bossart's historical importance, both in his own right and compared to von Braun
. Mitchell's Bossart: America's Forgotten Rocket Scientist is a well-crafted book that deserves more than a single cover-to-cover read.
"If our nation and its industries are to compete successfully with rapidly expanding foreign industrial capability, we cannot proceed at a leisurely pace," Von Braun
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...which is the indispensable foundation of the American space program."
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.
Hitler's Space Rocket Yesterday, 7pm Wernher von Braun
is one of history's most controversial figures.
In Germany, Werner Von Braun
saw the opportunity to further his interests by promoting rocket-powered weapons to the Nazi government.