Alexandria, Virginia, George C. Marshall Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun., NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center – Developer Of The Saturn V Rocket

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s George C. Marshall Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama was the center where the Saturn V Rocket, which brought the first humans to the moon, was developed.

Former George C. Marshall Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun.

Doctor Wernher von Braun, whom was a former Nazi V-1 and V-2 rocket scientist who was brought to the United States via the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified Operation Paperclip program, was made the Director of a team of 5,500 employees working on the Saturn V Rocket and other NASA projects. The Deputy Director for Research and Development and the Deputy Director of Administration reported directly to former George C. Marshall Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun.

Author’s Note:

On June 16, 1977, Wernher von Braun died of cancer in Alexandria, Virginia.