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Wernher von Braun (1912–1977)

Wernher von Braun was born on March 23, 1912 in Wirsitz, West Prussia, Germany. 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, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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


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If we continue at this leisurely pace, we will have to pass Russian customs when we land on the moon. (Describing his frustration with the American Space Program during the Cold War). See more »


Von Braun retired from NASA on June 10, 1972. He became involved in the private industrial sector and was active in establishing and promoting the National Space Institute. At the peak of his activities, von Braun learned he had cancer, which forced him to retire on December 31, 1976. See more »

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