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Wernher von Braun and Peak Whiteness

Part 3: “Rocket State Cosmology,” or, WvB’s Secret America

Michael Mark Cohen
Apr 1, 2016 · 26 min read
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Dornberger and WvB surrender to the Americans, 3 May 1945.
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The New York Times, 22 June 1947.
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The Men’s Room: NASA’s Special Committee on Space Technology, May 1958.
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Time Magazine, 17 Feb 1958.
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At home with the family Von Braun, Huntsville Alabama, 1957. Photo from Life Magazine, 18 November 1957.
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IBM Ad, Collier’s Magazine, Jan 1952. / Aerojet-General Ad, Time Magazine, Feb 1958.
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WvB and Illustrator Chesley Bonestell in Collier’s Magazine, 22 March 1952
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Collier’s Magazine, 22 March 1952.
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Stills from ABC-TV, Disney Special “Man in Space,” Aired 9 March 1955.
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Lunar Surface, Apollo 11 Mission, 21 July 1969.
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New York Times, 17 April 1957.
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Nuclear Missile Test Hardtack/Teak, Johnson Island, 1 August 1958.
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