Wernher Von Braun

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Birthday
23, 1912
Birthplace
Wyrzysk, Poland
Death Date
Jun 16, 1977 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1912
Birthplace
Wyrzysk, Poland
Death Date
Jun 16, 1977 (65)

About

One of the greatest rocket scientists ever who, early on in his career, played a key role in Germany's rocket development program. While working for NASA, he played an integral role in the development of the Saturn V booster which later helped to land the first Americans on the moon.

Before Fame

He was a talented musician who committed Beethoven and Bach to memory.

Trivia

He is credited as being the "Father of Rocket Science" and in 1975 he received the National Medal of Science.

Family Life

He married Maria Luise von Quistorp, his cousin on his mother's side, on March 1, 1947. He and Maria had three children together.

Associated With

He was a rocket scientist as well as a accomplished amateur musician who could play Ludwig Van Beethoven and Bach from memory.