He realized his dream of exploring outer space by helping place humans on the moon. He inspired loyalty and dedication in the people around him. What set Von Braun apart were his charisma, his vision, and his leadership skills.
Goldman, Arthur E. Wernher von Braun and approximately of his team members came to Huntsville, Alabama, to begin work with the Army on what would later become America's historic space program.
He would later serve as the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center and led the development of the Saturn V launch vehicle that launched seven crewed American mission to the moon, as well as America s first space station, Skylab. Von Braun is best known for his team s technical achievements.
He realized his dream of exploring outer space by helping place humans on the moon. His engineering and managerial talent during the Apollo era had contributed to a technological revolution. He was by all accounts a good engineer, but he was only one among many.
What set Von Braun apart were his charisma, his vision, and his leadership skills. He inspired loyalty and dedication in the people around him.
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He understood the importance of communicating his vision to his team, to political and business leaders and the public.
Today, the Marshall Center continues his vision by pursuing engineering and scientific projects that will continue to open space to exploration.
This presentation will discuss Von Braun's impact on Huntsville, the Marshall Center, the nation and the world and look at his contributions in context of where world space exploration is today. The Oberth award was given for outstanding technical contributions to the field of astronautics or for the promotion and advancement of astronautical sciences.