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Showing posts with label Wernher von Braun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wernher von Braun. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104 ..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home (Home of the week)


Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home (Home of the week)


Article Excerpt: "... Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home in Blossomwood! Custom built home with lots of light and a beautiful treed lot. Hardwoods in the formals plus a study & library that open to a rear flagstone patio. Master bath and hall bath have been updated with white subway tile. Kitchen with vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained cabinetry. Family room with tile floors and fireplace. Large 2 car garage PLUS 2 car carport. Wonderful floorplan on private lot in convenient area! ..."


Reference: www.zillow.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage, Book, Amazon)

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)Wernher von Braun

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage).

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.


Reference: Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wernher von Braun's 100th Birth Date‎

Wernher von Braun —centennial of his birth is March 23


Article Excerpt: "... there is no mystery as to why he does not lie in Arlington National Cemetery. Questions could be posed as to why he is not buried in Wirsitz, Germany, his birthplace; or Huntsville, Ala., where his team of German engineers began the U.S. military rocket program after World War II; or Cape Kennedy, Fla., the premier launching site of his successes. ..."


Reference: www.connectionnewspapers.com