Portrait of Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun was a German engineer who lived between 1912-1977.
He is considered the father of the space age for his work in rocketry.
During the 1930's and 40's, Von Braun directed Germany's rocket
development program where he and his team of scientists built the famous
V2 rockets used against England during World War II. He later went to
work for the United States, where he helped to construct the powerful
Saturn V rockets which launched the Apollo missions to the Moon.
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