ARTHUR RUDOLPH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/26/1971 - HFSID 268149
ARTHUR RUDOLPH. TLS: "Arthur Rudolph", 1p, 8½x10¾. Huntsville, Alabama, 1971 May 26. To Mr. Jegher. In full: "In answer to your letter I am enclosing an autographed picture of myself. Unfortunately, I do not have any V2 pictures anymore and neither does the Gg.C.
Sale Price $252.00
ARTHUR RUDOLPH. TLS: "Arthur Rudolph", 1p, 8½x10¾. Huntsville, Alabama, 1971 May 26. To Mr. Jegher. In full: "In answer to your letter I am enclosing an autographed picture of myself. Unfortunately, I do not have any V2 pictures anymore and neither does the Gg.C. Marshall Space Fligt (sic) Center here in Huntsville. As a compensation, I am enclosing 2 pictures of the first Saturn V/Apollo space vehicle. Further, I have asked the Public Affairs Office of the Gg.C. Marshall Space Flight Center to send you a list of books on the V2 and an article on the V2 by Dr. Walter Dornberger. I certainly appreciate your interest very much and wish you and your fellow school mates a most successful exhibition at your high school. With best wishes to all of you". Photographs not present. From 1943-1945, Arthur Rudolph was the director of the infamous Mittelwerk subterranean rocket factory, where 52,000 prisoners turned out 6,000 V-2 rockets. Coming to the US in 1946 as part of Wernher von Braun's German rocket team, Rudolph was technical director of the Redstone Rocket, the booster for first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1. With the creation of NASA in 1958, Rudolph worked for that agency, becoming the program manager for the Saturn V Launch Vehicle System that powered Apollo to the Moon. In 1954, Rudolph became an American citizen. In 1984, after information about his Nazi past was revealed, he returned to Germany and renounced his citizenship. Lightly creased, not at signature. Fine condition.
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