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Here von Braun has designed a satellite to circle the earth - Five years befor the Soviet Sputnik shocked the world.<br />
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Fly me To The Moon - Controversial 'father of the space race' Wernher von Braun's incredible 1950's drawings, calculations and letters that led to the conquest of the moon.<br />
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Pioneering drawings by the infamous Nazi scientist, who was recruited by the Americans at the end of WW2 in order to help them win the Space Race against Soviet Russia have emerged for sale for £70,000.<br />
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Dr Wernher von Braun led the Nazi rocket development program during the war and was the brains behind the dreaded V-2 rocket which killed 16,000 Londoners.<br />
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But unlike other members of the German high command he was controversially not prosecuted for war crimes at the infamous Nuremburg Trials.<br />
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Instead, he was secretly transported to the US and put in charge of their fledgling ballistic missile program.<br />
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This technology was later used by von Braun to create the mighty Saturn V rockets that eventually took man to the moon.