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German Gallery In creating the ultimate weapons of war, Hitler’s Germany laid the groundwork for future space travel. Rare V-1 and V-2 rockets highlight this World War II exhibit, demonstrating how V-2 technology made space exploration possible. V1 Buzz Bomb
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States. He is credited as being the "Father of Rocket Science".
Bygrave Position-Line Slide Rule. Developed by Capt. L. C. Bygrave after World War I, this British slide rule was the best shortcut method of speeding up celestial computations until P.V.H. Weems invented the Star Altitude Curves and Air Almanac. #TimeNav
April 14, 1955: In a ceremony at Huntsville High School, Wernher von Braun and 102 other German-born scientists, technicians, and family members based at Redstone Arsenal become American citizens. Recruited to the United States at the end of World War II, the scientists conducted rocket research crucial to the development of the U.S. space program.
Hedy Lamarr was an inventor as well as a major Hollywood star.During the second world war, Lamarr co-created a device that would make America's radio-guided torpedoes harder to detect. The patent was submitted in 1942 but the idea was not implemented until 1962, when it was used by US ships during the blockade of Cuba. Lamarr's invention later formed the basis for modern Wi-Fi networks