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wernher von braun

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  • n. United States rocket engineer (born in Germany where he designed a missile used against England); he led the United States Army team that put the first American satellite into space (1912-1977)

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  • "Cover stories in Time and Der Spiegel mentioned the Gestapo arrest but not von Braun's Party membership, let alone the S.S. and Dora; his lecture fees soared, and in 1960 he escorted Mamie Eisenhower to the premiere of 'I Aim at the Stars,' a movie based, with more than usual looseness, on his life story. Mort Sahl suggested a subtitle: 'But Sometimes I Hit London.'"
    --Thomas Mallon, "Rocket Man: The Complex Orbits of Wernher von Braun," New Yorker, Oct. 22, 2007

    Also mentioned (less than favorably) in some lyrics by Tom Lehrer that I'll refrain from posting here. (But here's a link to the song on YouTube.)

    August 26, 2008