Wernher von Braun
100 Years ago today, the German rocket scientist Werner von Braun was born.
The famous member of the Nazi party designed and, using concentration camp prisoners, built the V2 rockets for Hitler. During the war, thousands of people were killed by the rockets.
Immediately after Hitler’s death, the scientist switched sides and emigrated to the U.S.
Von Braun was the brains behind the U.S. space program that put a man on the moon.
Elton John from 1977 at Wembley – Rocket Man: