TITLE

Rocket Pioneers

AUTHOR(S)
Hasenauer, Heike
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Soldiers;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on rocket pioneers Wernher von Braun, Bernhard Tessmann and Karl Heimburg, and their work on rocket research and development. It presents the life of Wernher von Braun who used to strap skyrockets to his wagon when he was only 12, and his career building small rockets for Germany including developing Hitler's Vengeance Weapon 2, or V-2. The incidents leading to his recruitment into the U.S. rocket group and his work in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
34602231

 

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