Fallece Dr. Konrad Dannenberg
18.02.2009 @ 16:05 \04\Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:05:14 +0000\14 +0000 UTC
Era uno de los 7 miembros del equipo de von Braun que todavía estaban con vida.
Dannenberg played a role in the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn rockets. It was the Saturn V that put the first American astronaut on the moon.
In 1950, 118 German scientists came to Hunstville as part of Wernher von Braun’s team. With Dannenberg’s death, only six survive.
Dannenberg was drafted by the German Army in the 1930s as a horseman, but eventually released from military duty because he was deemed unsuitable to ride horses. He was next sent to Peenemuende, which would become Germany’s premier rocket development and test site.
Vía la Deutsche Welle
Por si todavía quedaba alguna duda de que los alemanes fueron los que mandaron el hombre a la luna (aunque Rodrigo piense que eso nunca sucedió), con dinero gringo claro, lean este artículo del NYTimes, pero sobretodo este de The Space Review:
America suddenly found itself in a space race with Russia. Were it not for Wernher von Braun’s rational persuasion and quick actions to surrender his group to American forces in 1945 at the close of World War 2, there might have been no space race at all. The culturally illiterate can be forgiven if they believe the group of German engineers and scientists who came to America as part of Operation Paperclip comprised the entire braintrust behind the V-2 rocket. It did not. While over 120 Germans were eventually brought to the United States under that secret program, it is a little known fact that more than 270 members of that rocket team were taken, both voluntarily and involuntarily, to Russia. Had the entire German rocket team been captured by the Soviet Army, it would not have been the America flag planted on the Moon, but instead a red flag with the hammer and sickle.
Creo que en lo que va del anio no había publicado un post así… ya me estaba tardando 😛