100 Years of Von Braun: His American Journey
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The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL presents “100 Years of Von Braun: His American Journey” – an awe-inspiring exhibit showcasing the life of Dr. Wernher von Braun, in honor of his 100th birthday on March 23rd, 2012.
To commemorate his lifetime of achievements, visitors have the opportunity to take a walk in Dr. von Braun’s footsteps.
This exhibition covers Dr. von Braun’s American experience, beginning with his surrender to U.S. forces and continuing on through his passing in 1977. Learn about his many technical achievements, not only with NASA, but with the Army and private industry as well. Explore his vision through artifacts, models of various spacecraft (both real and conceptual), breathtaking photographs and artwork, and multimedia displays featuring his speeches, interviews with him, and about him.
In addition to covering the history of Dr. von Braun’s time in the U.S., the exhibit also features a unique look at some of the more personal aspects of his life, including his hobbies, his family, his celebrity status, and his daring visions of the future.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805