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Robert Pearlman
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From: Houston, TX
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posted 07-11-2004 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Von Braun's desk to stay at Marshall
By Shelby G. Spires, The Huntsville Times
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It's the desk where Saturn V drawings were approved and where grand ideas about American space travel went from fanciful thought to practical planning.

More than just wood and stain, the desk used by Dr. Wernher von Braun, the first Marshall Space Flight Center director and leader of the German rocket team that helped bring America into the Space Age, can still be useful to NASA in its 21st century efforts to explore the universe.

The desk has been used by center directors in the past and, over the last year or so, by Marshall Associate Director Axel Roth. However, Roth retired last week after 45 years at NASA, and that set people wondering who would use the historic piece of office furniture.


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Philip
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posted 07-11-2004 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Besides the fact it belonged to Dr von Braun, I especially appreciate it because of its size it's large as mine is ( Mine is 140 inch long, 70 inch wide ) ... excellent when You have 4 or 5 books open to find references when writing articles ...

This desk could end up as Yuri Gagarin's, behind glass !

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-11-2004 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Philip:
This desk could end up as Yuri Gagarin's, behind glass !

In fact, von Braun's desk used during his Army days is indeed already behind glass at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (or was... not sure if its still there).

For a few months, I was seated at another of von Braun's desks at the National Space Society (from his days leading the National Space Institute). The NSS also has several of his personal books, desk tools, and papers.

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