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Wernher von Braun (1912–1977)


Wernher von Braun was born on March 23, 1912 in Wirsitz, West Prussia, Germany [now Wyrzysk, Wielkopolskie, Poland]. He is known for his work on The Search for Truth (1962), In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973) and Footprints on the Moon: Apollo 11 (1969). He was married to Maria Luise von Quistorp. He died on June 16, 1977 in Alexandria, ... See full bio »

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  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (technical advisor - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (scientific advisor - 1 episode, 1955)
- Mars and Beyond (1957) ... (technical advisor - as Dr. Wernher Von Braun)
- Man and the Moon (1955) ... (technical advisor - as Dr. Wernher Von Braun)
- Man in Space (1955) ... (scientific advisor - as Dr. Wernher Von Braun)
 1955 Conquest of Space (technical advisor - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Article (as Dr. Werner von Braun), "Will Mighty Magnets Protect Voyagers to Planets?," Published in "Popular Science (USA)," January 1969, Vol. 194 No. 1, Pages 98-100, 198.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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Dr. Wernher Von Braun | Dr. Werner von Braun | Dr. Wernher von Braun

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity. [1960] See more »

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In 1929, he joined the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR), the German Rocket Society which had been founded on July 5, 1927. Von Braun became director of Germany's military rocket development program in 1936. As Adolf Hitler's German war machine collapsed, Berlin authorities ordered the VfR to destroy all classified documents. Von Braun disobeyed, hiding them in an abandoned mine. On May 2, 1945, ... See more »

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