Michael Neufeld: "Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War" (Knopf)

Michael Neufeld: "Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War" (Knopf)

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...

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.

Guests

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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