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(BARON) Werner Magnus Maximillian Freiherr Von Braun was born March 23rd, 1912 in WIRSITZ, Germany, which is now WYRZYSK, POLAND(now you see why they fought WW2 in the first place-A MASSIVE LAND GRAB!).
Young WERNER was educated in BERLIN as a PHYSICIST. His genius in DESIGNING ROCKETS was apparent to all.
After 1930, when the GERMAN people re-invented and re-asserted themselves upon the World Stage, young Werner came to the attention of the NAZI party and ADOLF HITLER himself.
He joined WILLINGLY. After all, it could not have been any more of a critical decision than becoming a DEMOCRAT or REPUBLICAN.
WERNER VON BRAUN'S Father was a BARON.
WERNER himself never held the title. But his men at PEENEMUNDE respected and, even though he held himself rather ALOOF from them, ADMIRED him so much that they all called him BARON VON BRAUN.
HITLER himself admired VON BRAUN. But he never TRUSTED VON BRAUN. Werner Von Braun was brought before HITLER several times and accused of IMPEDING GERMANY'S WAR EFFORT.
Von Braun was constantly changing and improving the design of the rockets.
HITLER himself gave VON BRAUN an exact tally of how many changes he had submitted since the start of the A-4 Rocket Program.
Over 65,000 improvements and design changes. And still 23 out of 29 A-4 Rockets BLEW UP on the Launching Pad or just before striking their targets.
Worst of all, WERNER was overheard discussing what he would do AFTER the WAR.
He wanted to go to the STARS.....