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Wernher Von Braun Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WERNHER VON BRAUN
Born: March 23, 1912 in Wirsitz, Germany
Died: June 16, 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia
Biography | show moreshow less
As a young boy in Germany, Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)  He lead the effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to meet President John F. Kennedy's challenge to land a U.S. astronaut on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. As director of NASA's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center from 1960-1970, von Braun would oversee the development of the Saturn rockets that would carry the Apollo astronauts into space. This included the Saturn V, which propelled Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin toward their historic lunar landing on July 20, 1969. His rockets carried a series of one-man orbital and suborbital missions aloft as NASA's Mercury Program (May 1961-June 1963) began America's manned exploration. Von Braun continually spoke on the subject of rocketry and space exploration and wrote or co-authored several relevant works, including Conquest of the Moon (1953), Exploration of Mars (1956, First Men to the Moon (1960) and Space Frontier (1967). His youthful fascination with rockets had led von Braun to join a leading amateur rocketry club in 1930. After receiving his engineering degree two years later, he supervised a rocket research facility under the auspices of the German Army. In 1936, two years after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Berlin, he became technical director of the research facility at Peenemunde, where he and his team developed the deadly V-2 rockets that wreaked havoc on England and Belgium in the closing days of WWII (1939-1945). Von Braun later explained his honorary commission in the Waffen SS Corps as a ploy by Heinrich Himmler to advance military rocket research. In February 1944, Himmler had von Braun arrested because of a report that the scientist's interests lay in space travel rather than weaponry. Because of von Braun's critical role in rocket development, he was soon released. Fearing capture by the Soviets as the war came to an end, von Braun and his colleagues surrendered to the Americans in 1945. For the next five years, he served as technical director of the U.S. Army's missile proving grounds at White Sands, New Mexico.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
2012-Ancient-Aliens (Other), 1955-1957-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (in person), 2013/I-Sirius (Other), 1969-This-Week (in person), 2009-Apollo-Zero (Other), 2008-When-We-Left-Earth:-The-NASA-Missions (Other), 2007-Mars-Rising (Other), 2006-Prophets-of-Science-Fiction (Other), 2003-Unsere-Besten (Other), 2000-What-Happened-on-the-Moon---An-Investigation-Into-Apollo (Other), 1995-Trinity-and-Beyond:-The-Atomic-Bomb-Movie (Other), 1987-Frontline (Other), 2003-The-Mighty-Saturns-Part-I:-The-Early-Saturns (in person), 1977-Nova (in person), 1952-The-Johns-Hopkins-Science-Review (in person), 2004-Hitlers-Manager (Other), 2000-Legenden (Other), 1995-The-Last-Days-of-World-War-II (Other), 1994-Moon-Shot (Other), 2005-Die-Geschichte-Norddeutschlands (Other), 2011-Perry-Rhodan---Unser-Mann-im-All (Other), 2007-Sputnik-Fever (Other), 1973-In-Search-of-Ancient-Astronauts (in person), 1962-The-Search-for-Truth (in person), 1960-Small-World (in person), 1957-1958-The-Twentieth-Century (in person), 2008-Moon-Machines (Other), 1998-The-Third-Reich,-in-Color (Other), 1998-Cold-War (Other), 1982-In-Search-of... (Other), 1963-US-2000---Was-kostet-der-Mond (Other), 1955-Conquest-of-Space (Other), 1955-Conquest-of-Space (Writer), 1969-Footprints-on-the-Moon:-Apollo-11 (in person), 2005-Conquering-Space:-The-Moon-and-Beyond (Other), 1999-The-Planets (Other), 1985-Spaceflight (Other), Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 2013-America's-Book-of-Secrets (Other), 1999-Reputations (Other), 2002-Die-Akte-Apollo (Other)
  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1956  - HFSID 31312
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1956 - HFSID 31312
    WERNHER VON BRAUN Wernher von Braun sends an autograph letter in German to a collector. Rare Autograph Letter Signed in German: "Wernher von Braun", 1p, 8x10½. Huntsville, Alabama, 1956 December 11. To Karl Geyer, Altdorf via Jülich, Germany.

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1963  - HFSID 27993
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1963 - HFSID 27993
    WERNHER VON BRAUN Signed, typed letter in German (January 1963), thanking a reporter for her news coverage Typed Letter signed: "Warnher von Braun" as Director, 1 page, 8x10½. Huntsville, Alabama, 1963 January 19.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1954  - HFSID 13010
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/01/1954 - HFSID 13010
    WERNHER von BRAUN In 1954, the rocket scientist agrees to sign three books on America's future in space. Early Typed Letter Signed: "Wernher von Braun", 1p, 8x10½. Huntsville, Alabama, 1954 February 1. To Frederick S. Blackall, Jr., Taft-Pierce Manufacturing Co., Woonsocket, R.I.

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1962  - HFSID 27990
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/21/1962 - HFSID 27990
    WERNHER von BRAUN Wernher von Braun sends a typed letter of regret that he is not able to attend the carnival. Typed Letter Signed: "Wernher von Braun" in German, 1p, 5½x7. Huntsville, Alabama, 1962 February 21.

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/27/1959  - HFSID 27995
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/27/1959 - HFSID 27995
    WERNHER VON BRAUN His signed, typed letter in German (1959), thanking a German reporter but declining a request to review her humorous manuscript Typed Letter signed: "Wernher von Braun", 1 page, 8x10½. Huntsville, Alabma, 1959 March 27.

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1964  - HFSID 132085
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/01/1964 - HFSID 132085
    WERNHER VON BRAUN Wernher von Braun types a letter of thanks for the note. Typed Letter Signed: "Wernher von Braun" as Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1p, 5¼x8. Huntsville, Alabama, 1964 July 1. On letterhead of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to Mr.

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/18/1959  - HFSID 28254
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/18/1959 - HFSID 28254
    He signed this typed letter to a Hollywood agent in 1959, stressing that he does not want a movie script about him turned into a book because "the script writers have taken too many liberties with the historical facts."

    Sale Price $1,020.00

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/30/1961  - HFSID 27992
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/30/1961 - HFSID 27992
    WERNHER VON BRAUN He signed this typed letter in German in 1961, accepting congratulations from a German reporter, with a postscript written in his hand Typed Letter signed: "Wernher von Braun", 1 page, 8x10½. Huntsville, Alabama, 1961 October 30.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

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  • WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/07/1969  - HFSID 264890
    WERNHER VON BRAUN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/07/1969 - HFSID 264890
    WERNHER VON BRAUN Wernher von Braun sends a typed letter in German of condolences. Typed Letter signed: "Wernher von Braun", 1p, 7¼x10½. On personal letterhead. Huntsville, Alabama, 1969 December 7. To Frau Isolde Zborowski, Brunoy, France.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

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