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Robert Pearlman
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The Huntsville Times reports that Dr. Walter Haeussermann, a key member of Dr. Wernher von Braun's German rocket team and pioneer of the American space program, died Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Alabama.
Haeussermann, 96, died at Huntsville Hospital of complications from a fall. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.

Haeussermann's death leaves five surviving members in Huntsville of the team that took man to the moon and put Huntsville on the international map. A sixth survives on the West Coast.

Haeussermann was with von Braun at Peenemunde, Germany in World War II and helped develop the V-2 rockets that were launched against London and later formed the basis of the American rocket program...

In Huntsville, Haeussermann was in charge of the guidance and control systems for the Redstone rocket, the Army's first ballistic missile; the Jupiter rocket, America's first intercontinental ballistic missile; and Explorer I, the country's first satellite.

He was a charter member of the Marshall Space Flight Center when NASA was formed in 1960 and was in charge of guidance, navigation, electrical and computer systems for the Saturn rockets including the Saturn V that launched Americans to the moon in 1969.

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Sad to hear of Walter's passing - he kindly signed a couple of photos for me in the mail a few months ago.

The group of original Peenemunde rocket pioneers is sadly dying out.

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