Werner von Braun

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun Full Name: Werner von Braun


Profession: Rocket Scientist
Why Famous: He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States. He is credited as being the "Father of Rocket Science".

Born: March 23, 1912
Birthplace: Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland)
Star Sign: Aries

Died: June 16, 1977 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Married Life

  • 1947-03-01 Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

Historical Events in the Life of Werner von Braun

  • 1932-11-01 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
  • 1943-06-23 RAF discovers Werner von Braun's V1/V2-base in Peenemunde

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