He was one of the world's first and foremost rocket engineers and a
leading authority on space travel. His will to expand man's knowledge through
the exploration of space led to the development of the Explorer satellites, the
Jupiter and Jupiter-C rockets, Pershing, the Redstone rocket, Saturn rockets,
and Skylab, the world's first space station. Additionally, his determination to
"go where no man has gone before" led to mankind setting foot on the
Living in Huntsville, Alabama from 1950 to 1970, Dr. von Braun first
directed the technical development of the U.S. Army's ballistic missile program
at Redstone Arsenal, and later served as Director of NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center. When he transferred to Washington, D.C., he left Huntsville with
a rich legacy: the research institutions at the University of Alabama in
Huntsville, the Alabama Space and Rocket Center, and the Von Braun Civic Center.
-- Text Courtesy of NASA
1948 Wernher Von Braun was described as the most important of the German
scientists employed by the Department of the Army at Fort Bliss. He was the
subject of generally favorable background investigations in 1948 and 1961 in
connection with his work in the rocket science field for the United States
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