Wernher Von Braun Timeline

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  • Birth

    Werher von Bruan born in Wirsitz, GE (now Wyrzysk, PL)
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  • Early Life

    Developed passion for astronomy and engineering.
  • Graduate college

    Graduated from Berlin Institute of technology with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. (Date is estimated)
  • Doctorate Degree Aquired

    Obtained a doctorate degree in physics from the University of Berlin.
  • Rocket Launch

    Lead a group that had successfully launched two liquid fueled rockects more than 1.5 miles through the air.
  • V-2 Work

    Progress made with Walter Dornberger on the A-4 ballistic missile, which would then become the V-2.
  • German Forces deploy V-2

    Without Braun's permission.
  • Wernher von Braun Imprisoned

    For "espionage" for refusal to cooperate.
  • Hitler releases Wernher von Braun

    Personally for another chance to continue his work for the Germans.
  • Surrended to Americans

    Von Braun, his brother Magnus, and his entire rocket team surrenders to the American side.
  • Moved to Alabama

    Worked with U.S. Millitary and became a U.S. Citizen.
  • Explorer I Launch

    Chiefly responsible for the design and launch of the Explorer I, America's first artificial satellite.
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    Director of Marshall Space Flight Center

    Developed the Saturn IB and Saturn V rockets, etc.
  • V.P. Work

    Became Vice President at the aeropace company Fairchild Industries
  • Death

    Wernher von Braun passes away on June 16, 1977.