American Experience

Wernher Von Braun: Rocket Scientist

Clip: Season 31 Episode 3 | 1m 27s

In the 1930s, Wernher Von Braun’s rocket work was supported by the Nazi regime. At the end of WWII, the United States government enlisted von Braun’s expertise.. During the Cold War, his rocket work became valuable to America’s new space program.

Aired: 03/15/19

Rating: NR

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Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn. In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.

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