Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of launch of Sputnik I and the beginning of the cold war space race. An historian describes how the man behind Nazi Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets eventually led the American program to bring the U.S. up to par with the Soviet Union in space exploration.

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  • Michael Nuefeld Chair of the Space History Division of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and author of "The Rocket and the Reich."

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