Wernher von Braun's Moon Rocket

When he's not busy designing rockets for Nazi Germany (and subsequently for the United States after he defected), Wernher von Braun liked to think about sending man to the moon. Here's a 1952 sketch of what von Braun thought a moon rocket would look like (it sold for $132,000 in an auction): Link - via Super Punch


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Pol x is correct. I wouldn't call that defection. He surrendered to the Americans and was taken prisoner. Essentially, he had the following following "opportunities":

1. Work for the Americans on missle technology in opposition to the Soviets.
2. Work for the Soviets on missle technology in oposition to the West. (He surrendered to the Americans to avoid the Soviets).
3. Be put on trial for war crimes for employing thousands of starving slave laborers (many of whom died) at Mittelwerk where Nazi V-2 rockets were produced.

By the time he surrendered, there was no longer any German government to defect from.
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