Wernher von Braun | False Steps

The Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium is an annual event that features panel discussions and guest speakers reflecting government, industry, academia, business and international perspectives on space exploration.

The Americans were struck by Wernher von Braun’s young good looks and his charm.

Nazi Germany was going to ban all rocketry experiments and discussion - outside of the German military.

On November 1, 1932, von Braun signed a contract with the Reichswehr to conduct research leading to the development of rockets as military weapons.


Posts about Wernher von Braun written by Paul Drye

Wernher von Braun died of cancer at the age of 65 on June 16, 1977, in Alexandria, Virginia.

On March 1, 1970, von Braun and his family relocated to Washington, D.C., where he was given another top space job of being NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA Headquarters.