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Georg von Tiesenhausen

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    "Georg von Tiesenhausen, rocket pioneer. Born: 18 May 1914 in Riga, Latvia. Died: 3 June, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama, aged 104. Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the US space programme, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104. Von Tiesenhausen started his career in 1943 at the German Rocket Centre in Peenemünde, where he held the position of section chief. It was there that his career in rocket development began. The famed scientist worked alongside Wernher von Braun during the Second World War in Germany. Several years after the war, von Tiesenhausen joined von Braun in Huntsville, Alabama. While there, he proved instrumental in forming the backbone of the US space programme, ultimately aiding in the launch of the first US satellite and the first US astronauts. While at the Marshall Space Flight Center, von Tiesenhausen designed and created the lunar rover that accompanied the last three Apollo missions in 1971 and 1972."
    www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-georg-von-tiesenhausen-rocket-pioneer-who-was-backbone-of-us-space-programme-1-4750951
     
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