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About Wernher von Braun
Having developed an interest in astronomy from a young age, after his mother gifted him with a telescope, German-American aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun went on to become one of the United States’ most significant contributors to rocket technology. After dedicating his twenties and thirties to the rocket development program of Germany, he worked in the United States (under Operation Paperclip) and is credited with the development of rockets for Explorer 1, the country’s premier space satellite.
He was one of three sons born to Emmy von Quistorp and German conservative politician, Magnus Freiherr von Braun. His younger brother, Magnus von Braun, was also a rocket scientist while his elder brother Sigismund became a Secretary of State. He married Maria Louise von Quistorp in March 1947. They had two daughters and a son.
Honors and Recognition
In his lifetime, he was honored with the National Medal of Science, Elliot Cresson Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal and Langley Gold Medal.
He died of pancreatic cancer on June 16, 1977.
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Famous quotes by Wernher von Braun
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.Wernher von Braun
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.Wernher von Braun
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.Wernher von Braun
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun's Popularity
Wernher von Braun was a famous German physicist and engineer, who was born on March 23, 1912. As a person born on this date, Wernher von Braun is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (March 23) and the 9th most popular for the year (1912).
People born on March 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Wernher von Braun is the 607th most popular Aries.
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