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SpaceX conference room named for Wernher von Braun, leading figure in the development of rocket technology. Born 100 years ago today!
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I did a lot of research and work at the Von Braun Center in UAH! Ahh nostalgic times. There were models of all the rockets leading up to the Atlas V and a picture of him right behind all of the models. Spent time contemplating my work in front of those models many times.
"Vonce ze rokkets go up,
who cares vere zey come down?
Zat's not my department,"
Says Wernher von Braun
- Tom Lehrer :-)
Our Germans are better than their Germans.
Now that is how you name a baby!
Werner von Braun and co where a mix bag for the nascent U.S space effort. I've often wonder what our space systems would have been like today if we had believed in the X-15 concepts. By the early '60s, the X-15 achieved 65 miles in altitude and over 4000 mph. And this with only '50s and '60's technology. The concepts were lead by another German Nazi Dornberger.
Jamil J
Come on SpaceX, make his wet lab idea a reality. Can't recover the stage on land? Reuse in space
+Robin Knight Very true and he didn't care who he worked for either. If Germany had developed the A-bomb first, he would have been one of the most hated men in history.
Braun зробив свою справу. Він зробив свою роботу, як і будь-який професіонал. Запущений Америки на Місяць. Що ще потребує звичайної людини. Крила ангела і святим ореолом над головою, щоб задовольнити всіх?
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