Monday, October 29, 2007

Werner Von Braun

Werner Von Braun is a fascinating character. He managed the Nazi V2 program and later was a key member on the US side of the space race. Michael Neufeld of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum has a new book on the topic. You can hear Neufeld discuss Von Braun and the book here on Diane Rehm. Despite my high school German, I have always mispronounced his name.

Here is Von Braun on Disney's Man in Space. If you like this sort of thing, get a copy of Disney's Tomorrowland, which contains a number of 1950s Disney programs meant to excite interest in space.

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