Wernher von Braun
Von Braun at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964, with models of the Saturn rocket family
|Born||Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun|
23 Mairch 1912
Wirsitz, Posen Province, Proushie, German Empire
(modren Wyrzysk, Piła Coonty, Poland)
|Dee'd||16 Juin 1977 (aged 65)|
Alexandria, Virginie, US
|Alma mater||Technical Varsity o Berlin|
|Thrift||Rocket ingineer an designer, aerospace project manager|
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Maria Luise von Quistorp (m. 1947–1977)|
|Bairns||Iris Careen von Braun|
Margrit Cecile von Braun
Peter Constantine von Braun
|Pawrents||Magnus von Braun (1877–1972)|
Emmy von Quistorp (1886–1959)
|Awairds||Elliott Cresson Medal (1962)|
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1969)
Naitional Medal o Science (1975)
|Years o service||1937–1945|
|Battles/wars||Warld War II|
|Awairds||Knichts Cross o the War Merit Cross (1944) |
War Merit Cross, First Class wi Swords (1943)
|Ither wirk||Rocket 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 an space airchitect creditit wi inventin the V-2 Rocket an the Saturn V, for Nazi Germany an the Unitit States, respectively.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
- Neufeld, Michael (2008). 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.
- Werner von Braun: History's Most Controversial Figure?, Al Jazeera
- "SP-4206 Stages to Saturn, Chapter 9". history.nasa.gov. Archived frae the original on 6 Mey 2021. Retrieved 8 Mairch 2015.