|Wernher von Braun|
Von Braun in 1960
|Born||Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun
(1912-03-23)March 23, 1912
Wirsitz, Posen Province, Prussia, Germany
|Died||June 16, 1977(1977-06-16) (aged 65)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
United States (after 1955)
|Alma mater||Technical University of Berlin|
|Occupation||Rocket engineer and designer, aerospace project manager|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Luise von Quistorp (m. 1947â€“77)|
|Children||Iris Careen von Braun
Margrit Cecile von Braun
Peter Constantine von Braun
|Parent(s)||Magnus von Braun (1878â€“1972)
Emmy von Quistorp (1886â€“1959)
|Awards||Elliott Cresson Medal (1962)
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1969)
National Medal of Science (1975)
|Years of service||1937â€“45|
|Awards||Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords (1944)
War Merit Cross, First Class with Swords (1943)
|Other work||Rocket engineer, NASA, Chief Architect of the Saturn V rocket of the Apollo manned lunar missions, engineering program manager|
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
For my confirmation, I didn’t get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program – your tax-dollar will go further.
I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.