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Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Five pioneers pose with scale models of their missiles they created in the 1950s. From left to right: Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, a member of the original German rocket team who directed the Research Projects Office,... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

In this photo, Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, is shown briefing the seven original Mercury astronauts in ABMA's Fabrication L... More

NASA Wernher von Braun, Army ballistic missile agency

NASA Wernher von Braun, Army ballistic missile agency

This photograph shows Dr. von Braun, second from the left, in the blockhouse at the Florida launch facilities on March 3, 1959. He and others gathered for the launch of the Pioneer IV satellite. On the left of ... More

Wernher von Braun in front of a Saturn rocket hardware transporter

Wernher von Braun in front of a Saturn rocket hardware transporter

This is a photograph of Dr. von Braun in front of a Saturn rocket hardware transporter. He appears to be addressing a group. Behind him are workers and other NASA officials. There is no date on the photograph. ... More

Wernher von Braun with a correspondent for CBS News

Wernher von Braun with a correspondent for CBS News

This is a photograph, probably from the early 1960s, that shows Dr. von Braun, right, with a correspondent for CBS News. The correspondent is believed to be Nelson Benton. The two men are standing in front of a... More

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Dr. Wernher von Braun and Maj. Gen. August Schomburg officiate the official transfer of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) to the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on July 1, 1960. The Of... More

Organization chart - Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Organization chart - Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The first organizational chart of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) which was approved and signed by Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, MSFC, on 26 October 1960.

Wernher von Braun in Marshall Space Flight Center

Wernher von Braun in Marshall Space Flight Center

During his tenure as Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dr. von Braun enjoyed personally touring the Center's many space-related laboratories and facilities. This photo taken about 1961 shows ... More

Wernher von Braun visiting North American Aviation's Space and Information Systems Division

Wernher von Braun visiting North American Aviation's Space and Informa...

This is a photograph of Dr. von Braun, taken in 1961, visiting North American Aviation's Space and Information Systems Division in Downey, California.

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun watches the Saturn 1 (SA-1) launch through a scope from the blockhouse 34 on October 27, 1961. The SA-1 was the first launch of Saturn launch vehicles developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center... More

Around Marshall, America Space Program

Around Marshall, America Space Program

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation’s space exploration program. The con... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun in his office with models of rockets, April 20, 1962. Dr. von Braun was the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center from July 1960 through February 1970.

Wernher von Braun and others examine one concept of a possible Lunar Roving Vehicle

Wernher von Braun and others examine one concept of a possible Lunar R...

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) director, Wernher von Braun, and others examine one concept of a possible Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) built by the Bendix Corporation. The data provided by the MTA helped in ... More

Wernher von Braun with Walt Disney

Wernher von Braun with Walt Disney

Walt Disney toured the West Test Area during his visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center on April 13, 1965. The three in center foreground are Karl Heimburg, Director, Test Division; Dr. von Braun, Director, ... More

Wernher von Braun awaits the launch of the Saturn I vehicle

Wernher von Braun awaits the launch of the Saturn I vehicle

In this photo, Dr. von Braun anxiously awaits the launch of the Saturn I vehicle (SA-8) in the Launch Complex Control Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 25, 1965. The SA-8 mission made the fir... More

Wernher von Braun during the congressmen's visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center

Wernher von Braun during the congressmen's visit to the Marshall Space...

Congressman Jones; Dr. George Mueller, Associate Director for Marned Space Flight; Dr. von Braun, Director, MSFC; Congressman Teague; and Congressman Miller discussing the S-IV-B Workshop during the congressmen... More

Wernher von Braun and Walter M. Schirra, Jr.

Wernher von Braun and Walter M. Schirra, Jr.

Dr. von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), greets Commander of Apollo 7 mission, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., during the mission briefing at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Apollo 7 mission,... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and Dr. Debus, Director of Launch Operations Directorate, photographed in the blockhouse during the Apollo launch simulation.

V2 rocket launch site 1944 - US Army Signal Corps 7

V2 rocket launch site 1944 - US Army Signal Corps 7

V2 rocket launch site in construction in Brix-Sottevast (1944)

Bumper 8 team KSC-00PP-0972

Bumper 8 team KSC-00PP-0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony wi... More

Dr. von Braun's Bust

Dr. von Braun's Bust

In a ceremony honoring Dr. Wernher von Braun, who served as Marshall Space Flight Center Director from 1960 to 1970, Marshall officials renamed the 4200 Building Complex as the Wernher von Braun Office Complex... More

Pioneer 4 von Braun inspection

Pioneer 4 von Braun inspection

The Pioneer 4 probe is inspected by (left to right) Dr. Wernher von Braun, payload engineer John Casani and Dr. James Van Allen. Polski: von Braun dokonuje inspekcji sondy Pioneer 4

Letzte Untersuchung

Letzte Untersuchung

maintenance confirmation at a machine from 1945 Deutsch: Wartungsnachweis einer Maschine aus dem Jahr 1945

NASA Wernher von Braun, Army ballistic missile agency

NASA Wernher von Braun, Army ballistic missile agency

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun presents General J.B. Medaris with a new golf bag. General Medaris, (left) was a Commander of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, talks to Huntsville Mayor R. B. "Speck" Searcy, center, and Army Ordnance Missile Command (ARM... More

Wernher von Braun skin diving in Puerto Rico

Wernher von Braun skin diving in Puerto Rico

Dr. Wernher von Braun, Marshall's first Center Director (1960-1970), skin diving in Puerto Rico.

Wernher von Braun in the Launch Complex Control Center during the launch of Saturn I

Wernher von Braun in the Launch Complex Control Center during the laun...

This profile of Dr. von Braun was taken in the Launch Complex Control Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the launch of Saturn I vehicle (SA-8) on May 25, 1965.

Wernher von Braun  is driving a small vehicle used in the studies of modes for transportation on the moon’s surface

Wernher von Braun is driving a small vehicle used in the studies of m...

Dr. von Braun, director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), is driving a small vehicle used in the studies of modes for transportation on the moon’s surface. From those studies evolved the Lunar Rovi... More

Wernher von Braun in Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

Wernher von Braun in Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

In this photograph, Marshall Space Flight Center Director, Dr. Wernher von Braun, presents a Co-Inventor’s award to MSFC employee Martin Hall of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory during the NASA Anniversar... More

Wernher von Braun inspecting a mockup of the Skylab Orbital Workshop

Wernher von Braun inspecting a mockup of the Skylab Orbital Workshop

MSFC Director, Dr. Wernher von Braun is photographed inspecting a mockup of the Skylab Orbital Workshop, a major project at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in 1967. The mockup would be used as an engineerin... More

Wernher von Braun poses a question to a technician

Wernher von Braun poses a question to a technician

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) director, Dr. Wernher von Braun, poses a question to a technician during a visit to one of the branches of MSFC’s Space Sciences Laboratory.

Wernher von Braun leaving the suiting-up van wearing a pressure suit

Wernher von Braun leaving the suiting-up van wearing a pressure suit

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director, Dr. von Braun, is shown leaving the suiting-up van wearing a pressure suit prepared for a tryout in the MSFC Neutral Buoyancy Simulator (NBS). Weighted to a neutral... More

Saturn Apollo Program, America Space Program

Saturn Apollo Program, America Space Program

Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight center (MSFC), appears proud as he pauses in front of the mobile launcher and base of the Saturn V rocket (AS-506) being readied for the histori... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

This photograph was taken after Dr. von Braun moved from his post as Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA Headquarters. On June 27, 1970, he... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

In a ceremony honoring Dr. Wernher von Braun, who served as Marshall Space Flight Center Director from 1960 to 1970, Marshall officials renamed the 4200 Building Complex as the Wernher von Braun Office Complex ... More

V-2 upper atmosphere studies Spac0026

V-2 upper atmosphere studies Spac0026

A V-2 missile on carrier being readied for launch - these missiles were used for early upper atmosphere studies.

Bumper WAC - GPN-2003-00062

Bumper WAC - GPN-2003-00062

On February 24, 1949 a high altitude test vehicle called BumperWAC launched from White Sands Proving Ground. It reached arecord altitude of two hundred and fifty miles- the "firstrecorded man-made object to re... More

Instrumentation and Control Tanks c. 1959 - Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Rocket (Missile) Test Stand, Dodd Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL HAER ALA,45-HUVI.V,7A- (sheet 7 of 7)
PGM-11 Redstone RS-1002

PGM-11 Redstone RS-1002

Redstone missile RS (denoting built by Redstone Arsenal)-1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 16, 1958. Redstone missile CC-1002 was the first Block I Tactical System missile and the first... More

Raketmoter van V2 gevonden in Europoort, Bestanddeelnr 916-6454

Raketmoter van V2 gevonden in Europoort, Bestanddeelnr 916-6454

Nederlands: Collectie / Archief : Fotocollectie Anefo Reportage / Serie : [ onbekend ] Beschrijving : Raketmoter van V2 gevonden in Europoort Datum : 15 juli 1964 Locatie : Europoort Trefwoorden : motoren, opg... More

Wallacenasa

Wallacenasa

Alabama governor George Wallace (left), NASA Administrator James E. Webb and Marshall Space Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun during a tour of MSFC on June 8, 1965. Governor Wallace and Dr. Webb were at ... More

Ruimtevaartcongres Amsterdam VU Werner Von Braun + Sedov) aangetast, Bestanddeelnr 909-8098

Ruimtevaartcongres Amsterdam VU Werner Von Braun + Sedov) aangetast, B...

Nederlands: Collectie / Archief : Fotocollectie Anefo Reportage / Serie : [ onbekend ] Beschrijving : Ruimtevaartcongres Amsterdam V.U. Werner Von Braun + Sedov) / aangetast Datum : 30 augustus 1958 Locatie : ... More

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The German Rocket Team, also known as the Von Braun Rocket Team, poses for a group photograph at Fort Bliss, Texas. After World War II ended in 1945, Dr. Wernher von Braun led some 120 of his Peenemuende Collea... More

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Br...

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt... More

Wernher von Braun tried out a floating platform in the Marshall Space Flight Center

Wernher von Braun tried out a floating platform in the Marshall Space ...

Dr. von Braun tried out a floating platform in the Marshall Space Flight Center Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory. This was a test rig to help determine how future astronauts will be able to perform maintena... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. Wernher von Braun holds the coveted Hermarn Oberth award presented to him by Professor Oberth during the banquet hosted by the Alabama Section of the American Rocket Society (ARS), on October 19, 1961. The ... More

Around Marshall, America Space Program

Around Marshall, America Space Program

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation’s space exploration program. The con... More

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited...

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation’s space exploration program. The con... More

Wernher von Braun and Deputy Director, Dr. Eberhard Rees

Wernher von Braun and Deputy Director, Dr. Eberhard Rees

Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) director, Dr. Wernher von Braun (left), and Deputy Director, Dr. Eberhard Rees (right), get a briefing on an experiment being conducted in the MSFC Space Sciences Laborator... More

Wernher von Braun nspects a component of a laser experiment

Wernher von Braun nspects a component of a laser experiment

Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) director, Dr. Wernher von Braun (right), inspects a component of a laser experiment being conducted in MSFC’s Space Sciences Laboratory during a tour on August 28, 1967.

Wernher von Braun studies charts depicting the status of an experiment

Wernher von Braun studies charts depicting the status of an experiment

Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) Director, Dr. Wernher von Braun (left), studies charts depicting the status of an experiment conducted in MSFC’s Space Sciences Laboratory during a tour on August 28, 1967.

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun pauses in front of the Saturn V vehicle being readied for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space F... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun pauses in front of the Saturn V vehicle being readied for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space F... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun was honored with a series of farewell events and ceremonies prior to his reassignment to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Alabama Governor Brewer greets Dr. von Braun following his speech at ... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. George M. Lowe, left, Acting Administrator of NASA, and Dr. von Braun monitor the Apollo 14 prelaunch activities in the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at the Kennedy Space Center.

An exhibit of the F-1 engine used in the space shuttle at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

An exhibit of the F-1 engine used in the space shuttle at the George C...

Known as a sportsman's paradise, Redstone Arsenal is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Geor... More

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Known as a sportsman's paradise, Redstone Arsenal is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Geor... More

Redstone Propellent and Hydrogen Peroxide Flow

Redstone Propellent and Hydrogen Peroxide Flow

Français : Redstone Propellent and Hydrogen Peroxide Flow

Redstone-jupiterc-mercuryredstone-compared

Redstone-jupiterc-mercuryredstone-compared

A comparison illustration of the Redstone ballistic missile and the Jupiter-C and Mercury-Redstone launch vehicles. The Redstone was a high-accuracy, liquid-fueled, tactical ballistic missile. The Jupiter-C wa... More

Banc-d'essais-numero-1-à-Peenemünde

Banc-d'essais-numero-1-à-Peenemünde

Français : banc d'essais n° 1 pour V2 à Peenemunde, Allemagne - version recadrée et nettoyée English: HISTORIC VIEW OF TEST STAND NO. 1 AT PEENEMUENDE A-4 ENGINE AND ROCKET PROPULSION TEST STAND - cropped version

Dr. Wernher von Braun and Saturn IB

Dr. Wernher von Braun and Saturn IB

Deutsch: Dr. Wernher von Braun und Saturn IBEnglish: Wernher von Braun and Saturn IB on Launch Pad - Dr. Wernher von Braun stands in front of a Saturn IB launch vehicle at Kennedy Space Flight Center. Dr. von... More

Von Braun Brewer Sparkman

Von Braun Brewer Sparkman

In 1970 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Dr. Wernher von Braun (right) was reassigned to NASA Headquarters to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Plarning. Prior to his transfer, Dr. von Br... More

Von Braun Ford Mahon

Von Braun Ford Mahon

Two US Congressmen, accompanied by NASA Administrator James E. Webb, visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) April 28, 1964, for a briefing on the Saturn program and a tour of the facilities. They are ... More

Explorer 1 people

Explorer 1 people

The creators of Explorer 1 holding a model of it on the press conference at launch day (or the day before), February 1, 1958 (or January 31, 1958). Starting from left side: Ph.D. William Pickering, Ph.D. James... More

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteri...

In this photograph from the fall of 1943, German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries in an abandoned railroad turnel in the Rhineland. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed th... More

Wernher von Braun, NASA history collection

Wernher von Braun, NASA history collection

Dr. von Braun is looking out from a 10th floor window of building 4200 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). He was the first Center Director and served as the Director from July 1960 through February 197... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

In this photo, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, Dr. Wernher von Braun, and Director of Missile Firing Division, Dr. Kurt Debus, are shown with unident... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

A pioneer of America's space program, Dr. von Braun stands by the five F-1 engines of the Saturn V launch vehicle. This Saturn V vehicle is an actual test vehicle which has been displayed at the U.S. Space Rock... More

Wernher von Braun briefs President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wernher von Braun briefs President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dr. von Braun briefs President Eisenhower at the front of the S1 Stage (first Stage) of the Saturn 1 vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on September 8, 1960. The President's visit was to dedicat... More

Saturn C1 - Apollo Program, America Space Program

Saturn C1 - Apollo Program, America Space Program

Progress in the Saturn program, depicted below, was described by Dr. Wernher von Braun, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director, in an appearance before the Senate Committee of Aeronautical and Space Scien... More

Saturn 1 launch vehicle -  Apollo Program

Saturn 1 launch vehicle - Apollo Program

Pictured in front of the Saturn 1 launch vehicle are (L to R): Dr. Rocco Petrone, Director of Launch Operations at Kennedy Space Center; Dr. Werher von Braun, Director of Marshall Space Flight Center; Dr. Oswal... More

Wernher von Braun and Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper

Wernher von Braun and Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper

Photographed are Dr. von Braun and Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in the blockhouse during the recovery operation of the MR-3 (Freedom 7) mission on May 5, 1961. The MR-3 mission, a 15-1/2-minute suborbital test fl... More

Wernher von Braun explains a detail from a Saturn IB mockup

Wernher von Braun explains a detail from a Saturn IB mockup

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Dr. Wernher von Braun explains a detail from a Saturn IB mockup and engine to President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and other guests, September 11, 1962.

Wernher von Braun and Alabama Governor, John Patterson

Wernher von Braun and Alabama Governor, John Patterson

Dr. von Braun, Major General Francis McMorrow, and Alabama Governor, John Patterson (far left) participated in the ground breaking ceremony for the University of Alabama Research Institute in Huntsville, Decemb... More

Wernher von Braun official portrait

Wernher von Braun official portrait

Dr. von Braun became Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on July 1, 1960.

Dr. Wernher von Braun test drives the Mobility Test Article

Dr. Wernher von Braun test drives the Mobility Test Article

In this June, 1966 photograph, Marshall Space Flight Center Director, Dr. Wernher von Braun test drives the Mobility Test Article (MTA), a developmental vehicle built by the Bendix Corporation to test lunar mob... More

Wernher von Braun and Vice President Hubert Humphrey

Wernher von Braun and Vice President Hubert Humphrey

Vice President Hubert Humphrey Dr. von Braun during the Vice President's visit to the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on May 22, 1967.

Wernher von Braun  listens to an explanation of an advanced orbiting observatory concept

Wernher von Braun listens to an explanation of an advanced orbiting o...

Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (right), listens to an explanation of an advanced orbiting observatory concept from MSFC employees Ted Carey, Vehicle and Mission Analysis Off... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun pauses in front of the Saturn V vehicle being readied for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space F... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

In 1970 Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Dr. Wernher von Braun (right) was reassigned to NASA Headquarters to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Plarning. Prior to his transfer, Dr. von Bra... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

This photograph was taken after Dr. von Braun moved from his post as Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA Headquarters. On June 27, 1970, he... More

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and inter...

This German cutaway drawing of the Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2, the rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German Rocke... More

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Known as a sportsman's paradise, Redstone Arsenal is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Geor... More

Reps Visit MSFC 1962

Reps Visit MSFC 1962

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather first-hand information of the nation's space exploration program. The co... More

Wernher and Magnus von Braun in Reutte, Tirol

Wernher and Magnus von Braun in Reutte, Tirol

Deutsch: Anfang Mai hatten sich die deutschen Raketenexperten den US-Streitkräften gestellt. vlnr: Magnus von Braun, US-Obergefreiter Frederick P. Schneikart und Wernher von Braun in Reutte, Tirol.

HISTORIC VIEW OF GERMAN ROCKET SOCIETY VETERAN KURT HEINISCH IN CONTROL ROOM AT TEST STAND NO. 1, PEENEMUENDE. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Rocket (Missile) Test HAER ALA,45-HUVI.V,7A-32
VIEW OF THE REDSTONE ROCKET TEST STAND LOOKING WEST. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Rocket (Missile) Test Stand, Dodd Road, Huntsville, Madison County, AL HAER ALA,45-HUVI.V,7A-3
Early Rockets - A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2).

Early Rockets - A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Venge...

The cutaway drawing of the A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2), The rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team at Peenemuende, Germany on the Balti... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. von Braun on the telephone prior to the launch of the Pioneer IV, March 1, 1959.

Wernher von Braun with Associate Administrator Robert Seamans

Wernher von Braun with Associate Administrator Robert Seamans

A group of NASA officials, headed by Associate Administrator Robert Seamans, toured the Marshall Space Flight Center with Dr. von Braun in 1963.

Wernher von Braun presents Lady Bird Johnson with an inscribed hard hat

Wernher von Braun presents Lady Bird Johnson with an inscribed hard ha...

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Dr. Wernher von Braun presents Lady Bird Johnson with an inscribed hard hat during the First Lady's March 24, 1964 visit. While at the Marshall Center, Mrs. Johnson address... More

Wernher von Braun at the South Pole Antarctica

Wernher von Braun at the South Pole Antarctica

Dr. von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), at the South Pole Antarctica. January 7, 1967.

Wernher von Braun and U.S. Senator from Mississippi, John Stennis

Wernher von Braun and U.S. Senator from Mississippi, John Stennis

U.S. Senator from Mississippi, John Stennis (left) visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in mid-November 1967, where he was greeted at the Redstone Airfield by Center Director Dr. Wernher von Braun (r... More

Wernher von Braun submerges after spending some time under water in the MSFC Neutral Buoyancy Simulator

Wernher von Braun submerges after spending some time under water in th...

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director, Dr. von Braun, submerges after spending some time under water in the MSFC Neutral Buoyancy Simulator (NBS). Weighted to a neutrally buoyant condition, Dr. von Braun... More

Wernher von Braun  fitted with suit and diving equipment

Wernher von Braun fitted with suit and diving equipment

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director, Dr. von Braun, is shown fitted with suit and diving equipment as he prepares for a tryout in the MSFC Neutral Buoyancy Simulator (NBS). Weighted to a neutrally buoy... More

Wernher von Braun applauds President Lyndon Johnson's remarks

Wernher von Braun applauds President Lyndon Johnson's remarks

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director Dr. Wernher von Braun (left) applauds President Lyndon Johnson's remarks during an address to 26,000 workers at the MSFC Michoud Assembly Facility on December 13, 19... More

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Wernher von Braun, America Space Program

Dr. E. Stuhlinger, Dr. W. von Braun, and Dr. J. Piccard, along with others, take a swim in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator (NBS) at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The NBS was instrumental in providing a zero-... More

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

In this undated file photo, probably from World War II, a V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States after World... More

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Testing platform, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama

Known as a sportsman's paradise, Redstone Arsenal is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Geor... More

V2 rocket launch site 1944 - US Army Signal Corps 3

V2 rocket launch site 1944 - US Army Signal Corps 3

V2 rocket launch site in construction in Brix-Sottevast (1944)

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