Wernher von Braun
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.
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)
|Died||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)|
|Childer||Iris Careen von Braun|
Margrit Cecile von Braun
Peter Constantine von Braun
|Parents||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|
- Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
- 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.
- Werner von Braun: History's Most Controversial Figure?, Al Jazeera
- "SP-4206 Stages to Saturn, Chapter 9". history.nasa.gov. Retrieved 8 Mairch 2015.