Wernher von Braun — German Scientist born on March 23, 1912, died on June 16, 1977

Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German 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, as well as about 1500 other scientists, technicians, and engineers, were moved to the United States as part of Operation Paperclip, where he developed the rockets that launched America's first space satellite and first series of moon missions... (wikipedia)

I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.

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