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us: Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Wernher Magnus Maximilian
  • Variants

    • us: Braun, Wernher von, 1912-1977
    • us: Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von, 1912-1977
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1912-03-23
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1977-06-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Poznań (Poland : Voivodeship)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Alexandria (Va.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
    • Organization

        (naf) United States. Army
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
    • Organization

        (naf) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        ger
    • Associated Language

        eng
  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Die Eroberung des Weltraums, 1963: t.p. (Wernher von Braun)
    • found: Monitoring the health of planet earth from outer space, 1975: title page (Wernher von Braun)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 22, 2016 (Wernher von Braun; Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States; he was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, where he was a member of the Nazi Party and the SS; following World War II, he was moved to the United States, along with about 1,500 other scientists, technicians, and engineers, as part of Operation Paperclip, where he developed the rockets that launched United States first space satellite and first series of moon missions; in his twenties and early thirties, von Braun worked in Germany's rocket development program, where he helped design and develop the V-2 rocket at Peenemünde during World War II; following the war, von Braun worked for the United States Army on an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated into NASA; under NASA, he served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon; according to a NASA source, he is, "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history", as well as the "Father of Rocket Science;" in 1975, he received the National Medal of Science; he continued insisting on the human mission to Mars throughout his life; he was born March 23, 1912 in Wirsitz, Posen Province, Prussia, Germany and died June 16, 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia)
  • LC Classification

    • PT2645.O727
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-17: new
    • 2016-03-24: revised
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