Von Braun

Did The Germans Fly A Manned Rocket In The 1930s?

by Daniel Russ on July 15, 2012

  October 29th, 1933, the London Sunday Referee reported that in Rugen, a small Baltic coastal town near Germany, a man landed safely after flying in a rocket six miles into the atmosphere. This of course would make Germany the first successful testing agent of manned rocket powered flight. The flight itself was done under […]


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Werner Von Braun’s Space Suit

by Daniel Russ on December 10, 2010

The 1960 book First Men to the Moon by Wernher von Braun tells the story of John Mason, a fictional astronaut of the future bound for the moon. The dedication page reads, “To Iris and Margrit [von Braun’s daughters] who will live in a world in which flights to the moon will be commonplace.” In […]