Wernher Von Braun: A Brief Biography

WERNHER VON BRAUN Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun, the father of modern rocketry and one of the most important outer space engineers of the 20th century, was born on 23th of March 1912 in Wirsitz (Wyrzysk)(today in Poland). He was a child of a wealthy family from Germany. With their second son, Wernher, Magnus von Braun and Emmy von Quistorp moved to Berlin in 1915. In those years, Wernher von Braun became interested in music and astronomy. And his passion, astronomy, went on for all his life. In 1925, he went to a boarding school. Surprisingly, Wernher von Braun was not successful in mathematics and physics; even though he had already realized his passion for astronomy when he was younger, with a telescope from his mother. This present made him keep on dreaming about astronomy. Moreover, this telescope …show more content…
World War and Adolf Hitler killed himself. After the war, von Braun came to the USA. When he was asked about his role in the war and the ballistic missiles in there, he said that he was just a successful engineer who was only dreaming about space traveling. He didn't stay in prison for a long time, and this situation gave birth to some speculations. Some people thought he was escaping from being arrested by using his talent in physics. Those people also called von Braun as a villain by reason of the V-2 rockets and his role in Germany’s offenses. (Zelkovitz, Rachel) But Wernher von Braun denied these speculations. Von Braun didn't want to be arrested, he wanted to work for space travel. Wernher von Braun started working for the USA and didn't return to Germany. It was 1952 that he directed the American army’s Ordnance Guided Missile Project. In addition, he became a citizen of the USA in 1955. He became the technical director of the U.S. Army Ordnance Guided Missile Project in 1952. He became more experienced and this experiences would help him a lot in his space projects in the

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