Wernher von Braun

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Wernher von Braun
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Von Braun at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964, with models of the Saturn rocket family
BornWernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun
23 Mairch 1912(1912-03-23)
Wirsitz, Posen Province, Proushie, German Empire
(modren Wyrzysk, Piła Coonty, Poland)
Died16 Juin 1977(1977-06-16) (aged 65)
Alexandria, Virginie, US
Restin place
Alexandria
NaitionalityGerman/American
Alma materTechnical Varsity o Berlin
ThriftRocket ingineer an designer, aerospace project manager
Hauf-marrae(s)Maria Luise von Quistorp (m. 1947–1977)
ChilderIris Careen von Braun
Margrit Cecile von Braun
Peter Constantine von Braun
ParentsMagnus von Braun (1877–1972)
Emmy von Quistorp (1886–1959)
AwairdsElliott Cresson Medal (1962)
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1969)[1]
Naitional Medal o Science (1975)
Military career
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg SS
Years o service1937–1945
RankSturmbannführer, SS
Battles/warsWarld War II
AwairdsKnichts Cross o the War Merit Cross (1944)
War Merit Cross, First Class wi Swords (1943)
Ither wirkRocket ingineer, NASA, Chief Architect o the Saturn V rocket o the Apollo manned muin missions, ingineerin program manager

Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun (Mairch 23, 1912 – Juin 16, 1977) wis a German (an later American) aerospace ingineer[2] an space airchitect creditit wi inventin the V-2 Rocket an the Saturn V, for Nazi Germany an the Unitit States, respectively.[3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
  2. Neufeld, Michael. Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (First ed.). Vintage Books. pp. xv. Although Wernher von Braun got a doctorate in physics in 1934, he never worked a day in his life thereafter as a scientist. He was an engineer and a manager of engineers, and he used that vocabulary when he was talking to his professional peers. 
  3. Werner von Braun: History's Most Controversial Figure?, Al Jazeera
  4. "SP-4206 Stages to Saturn, Chapter 9". history.nasa.gov. Retrieved March 8, 2015.