Nazi rocket scientist.
Correspondent of Jack Parsons
Invented the V1 and V2 rockets which were used against London during World War II. The V2 was the world’s first ballistic missle.
After the war, he was brought to America to work on the space program.
Instrumental in developing the Saturn V booster rocket that would eventually enable Americans to reach the moon.
Retired NASA in 1972 to become vice-president of Fairchild Industries in Germantown, Maryland.