Space News
space history and artifacts articles

space history discussion forums

worldwide astronaut appearances

selected space history documents

related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Space Explorers & Workers
  Last rocketeers set sights on Mars

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Last rocketeers set sights on Mars

Posts: 1181
From: Huntsville, AL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 12-08-2004 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Four men and one woman, all around 90 years old, gather in a conference room and pour themselves coffee rocket fuel for the last of the original rocketeers.
Just outside, in Rocket Park, looms some of their handiwork: Gemini and Mercury rockets, a lunar lander and a giganticrusting Saturn V from the Apollo program.
These five people were among 118 German rocket scientists bundled up and brought to the USA after World War II. ...

"America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." - Commander Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission, 11 December 1972

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 All rights reserved.

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a