He was a German-American rocket scientist, engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States during and after World War II. A one-time member of the Nazi party and a commissioned SS officer, he would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA.
According to one NASA source, he is "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement ... was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969."
This scientist developed the idea of a Space Camp that would train children in fields of science and space technologies as well as help their mental development much the same way sports camps aim at improving physical development.
To get your reward you must do the following by class on Tuesday:
- Name the scientist
- Provide the name of the missile that he worked on for the Germans in WWII
- Name the Alabama city where he worked
- Tell where you got your information