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Wernher von Braun
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  • Authored by: Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser
  • From the Series: Trailblazers in Science and Technology
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  • ISBN-10: 1438149034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4903-5
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2013
  • Dewey Number: 621
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 192

Summary

The fascinating subject of Wernher von Braun is the life and career of the famed rocket scientist who supervised the development of the powerful rockets used by Apollo astronauts to reach the moon. Controversy surrounds von Braun's work in Germany during World War II, and this eBook examines some of the complex issues brought to light by the availability of formerly top-secret documents, including the significance of his statements to the U.S. Army concerning his wartime career as a V-2 rocket builder—and of his membership in the Nazi Party and commission to a position in the SS (secret service). Wernher von Braun also features coverage of individuals such as rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth and science writer Willy Ley, the American Rocket Society, and von Braun's views on civil rights.

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