Search - List of Books by Wernher Von Braun

"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming." -- Wernher Von Braun
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German-American rocket scientist, engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States during and after World War II. A one-time member of the Nazi party and a commissioned SS officer, von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA.

In his 20s and early 30s, von Braun was the central figure in Germany's pre-war rocket development programme, responsible for the design and realization of the deadly V-2 combat rocket during World War II. After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip. In 1955, ten years after entering the country, von Braun became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly-formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. According to one NASA source, he is "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement ... was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969." He received the 1975 National Medal of Science.

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Total Books: 12
Project MARS A Technical Tale
2006 - Project Mars a Technical Tale (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780973820331
ISBN-10: 0973820330
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Space Travel A History  An Update of History of Rocketry  Space Travel
1985 - Space Travel a History an Update of History of Rocketry Space Travel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061818981
ISBN-10: 0061818984
Genre: Science & Math
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New Worlds Discoveries from Outer Space
1979 - New Worlds Discoveries From Outer Space (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385140676
ISBN-10: 0385140673
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The rockets' red glare
1976 - The Rockets' Red Glare (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780385078474
ISBN-10: 0385078471
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History of rocketry  space travel
1975 - History of Rocketry Space Travel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780690005882
ISBN-10: 0690005881
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Space Frontier
1971 - Space Frontier (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030637056
ISBN-10: 0030637058
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Where the Winds Sleep Man's Future on the Moon A Projected History
1970 - Where the Winds Sleep Man's Future on the Moon a Projected History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385060646
ISBN-10: 0385060645
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The Mars Project
1962 - The Mars Project (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252062278
ISBN-10: 0252062272
Genre: Science & Math
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The Mars Project
The Mars Project [Illini Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252725449
ISBN-10: 0252725441
Genre: Science & Math
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New worlds Discoveries from our solar system
New Worlds Discoveries From Our Solar System (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385140652
ISBN-10: 0385140657
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