Wernher von Braun was the head of the German rocketry program during and after World War II.
Background[edit | edit source]
Originally working on a doctorate in physics when the Nazi Party took power in Germany, he was soon recruited by the German Armed Forces to develop rockets at a secret testing facility at Peenemünde, being granted the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. His work helped to create the V-2 Rocket.
In The New Order[edit | edit source]
Though von Braun died in 1954, his work paved the way for the development of the Nazi space program, which lead to the building of Moon Base One. A statue of him, holding a V-2 rocket, stands in the parking lot of the London Nautica, a gold plaque memorializing him.