Rocket Pioneers

Hasenauer, Heike
October 2008
Soldiers;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p4
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.


Related Articles

  • technology's PAST. Karwatka, Dennis // Tech Directions;Apr2002, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p8 

    Focuses on the research of german Wernher Von Braun with liquid-fueled rocket in the U.S. Number of experiments with aviation operations; Involvement in the rocket development at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Interest in space stations for manned interplanetary flights.

  • Von Braun spaceflight dreams auctioned. Feder, Toni // Physics Today;Dec2008, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p33 

    The article offers information on rocket scientist Wernher von Braun whose sketches, letters, and diagrams were auctioned and sold for 132,000 dollars. It states that von Braun was known in the U.S. rocket program when he was brought to the country as one of the secret Operation Paperclip of the...

  • Forefathers of Modern Rocketry: Part 2. Hennin, Bart // Apogee's Rocketry E-Zine: Peak of Flight;3/13/2012, Issue 308, p2 

    The article focuses on the life and works of Wernher von Braun and Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, forefathers of modern procketry. The author mentions that von Braun was assigned to the U.S. Army's rocket development team and helped develop the Jupiter-C, a modified, more powerful version of the...

  • V-2 War Rockets. Latham, Donna // Superfast Rockets;2006, p12 

    A section of the book "Superfast Rockets" is presented. It deals with the V-2 war rockets built by the Germans. The rocket, which was built in Germany in the 1930s, is a weapon that could bomb faraway places. Germany used V-2s to bomb England during World War II. After the war, German scientist...

  • Wernher von Braun and the Moon Rocket.  // Space Flight: Crossing the Last Frontier;2002, p34 

    Chapter two of the book "Space Flight: Crossing the Last Frontier," by Jason Richie is presented. It explores the life and works of German scientist Wernher von Braun. He was born on March 23, 1912, in Wirsitz, Prussia. Von Braun developed the world's first ballistic missile--the V-2. After...

  • Present at the Creation. Dannenberg, Konrad // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/24/2003, Vol. 158 Issue 12, p62 

    A member of Wernher von Braun's Peenemunde rocket team recalls the first successful flight Germany's A4/V-2 ballistic missile on October 3, 1942. Walter Thiel was responsible for the development of the A4 propulsion system. The missile had been erected on its launch table in the center of Test...

  • Reach for the Stars.  // Time;2/17/1958, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p23 

    The article focuses on space engineer Wernher von Braun, who led the development of the Jupiter-C rocket of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville, Alabama. It states that von Braun's lifelong ambition was space conquest, in which he regarded it as the greatest venture of man. It adds...

  • 'Heated bidding' for rocket scientist's thesis.  // Nature;12/13/2007, Vol. 450 Issue 7172, p932 

    The article provides information on the controversial thesis entitled "Design, Theoretical and Experimental Contributions to the Problem of the Liquid-Fuel Rocket," by scientist Wernher von Braun, that were sold for $33,000 at auction in New York. The 166-page thesis that was published in 1960...

  • von Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian (1912 - 1977).  // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1 

    German-born U.S. rocket engineer who was instrumental in the design and development of German rocket weapons during World War II and who, after the war, was a prime mover in the early days of space rocketry in the United States.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics