Wernher Von Braun

@DrVonBraun

I pioneered a generation of Space Exploration. I built the Rockets that took us to the Moon. And now I tweet.

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Dr Von Braun in the firing room at Launch Pad 5 awaiting the launch of Alan Shepard. May 5th, 1961

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A statue celebrating "Pioneers: Past, Present, & Future" includes astronaut Eileen Collins, the first female Space Shuttle Commander. Garfield County Courthouse - Enid, OK

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Stuart Roosa dedicated this plaque on behalf of Apollo 14 to the Will Rogers Memorial in 1971.

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Dr Von Braun visits the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the mid-1950s. Must've been casual Friday.

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Tube of "Beef & Vegetables" from John Glenn's Friendship 7 flight.

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A 19 year-old Wernher von Braun is pictured with Hermann Oberth.

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In June 1966, Dr Von Braun tests an early lunar rover design known colloquially as the "Bendix".

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Yuri Gagarin dressed as Neptune. This may or may not be a photo from an old Naval tradition known as the "Line-Crossing Ceremony".

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Happy Birthday to Grumpy Cat!

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The photo I signed for Homer Hickam when he won gold at the 1960 National Science Fair.

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Dr Von Braun does his best impression of .

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Dr Von Braun's slide rule from his early days at White Sands.

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Dr Von Braun and his 1957 Mercedes-Benz W180.

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Walt Disney with a few of my "toys".

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I voted.

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51 years ago today, the first Saturn I rocket was launched. A great photo of that moment:

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A print of Norman Rockwell's "Apollo & Beyond" hangs at the Nixon Library. Sadly, they need a lesson in spelling.

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The Nixon Library has the phone used to call Neil and Buzz on the Moon. It's like an iPhone 5, but important.

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First sighting at the Nixon Library? A replica of John Young's Apollo 16 space suit at the front entrance:

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This mural on a McDonalds near Vandenberg AFB is a bit depressing with the recent passing of Neil Armstrong.

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