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eurospace
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posted 04-24-2013 03:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy 100th birthday to Dieter Grau! Peenemündian rocket pioneer who is celebrating his 100th birthday on 24 April 2013.

This makes him not only one of the last surviving members of Wernher von Braun's initial team of rocket pioneers, but also the oldest surviving of them.

dom
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posted 04-24-2013 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm always struck by the long lives of the Paperclip rocket scientists. Many (most) lived into their 80s or 90s!

How to explain? A driving purpose to their lives?

eurospace
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posted 04-24-2013 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Must be something typically German!

randy
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posted 04-25-2013 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From one German to another, happy birthday! I hope I live as long as you have.

David C
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posted 04-27-2013 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whilst I respect their technical achievements and am grateful for their results, it's a shame that many of the people who built the German rockets didn't live as long.

Philip
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posted 04-28-2013 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lots of scientists live long lives (James Van Allen became 91, Sir Bernard Lovell became 98) doing what you like is very important in life!

mikej
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posted 05-05-2013 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Huntsville television station had a video on Dieter Grau's birthday.

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