The “Father of Modern Space Flight” was Wernher von Braun. He acknowledged his debt to the “Father of Modern Rocketry,” American scientist Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945): “Goddard’s rockets … may have been rather crude by present-day standards, but they blazed the trail and incorporated many features used in our most modern rockets and space vehicles.” As a scientist, Wernher von Braun developed the feared V-2 rocket for Germany’s National Socialist

Workers Party during World War II.  If scientists did not comply with politically correct views, their careers were ended. In May of 1945, as World War II was ending, Von Braun and the other Germany scientists decided to escape to the American side rather than the Soviet Union. Suffering a broken arm during his escape, Wernher von Braun stated: “I myself, and everybody you see here, have decided to go West. And I think our decision was not one of expediency, but a moral decision. We knew that we had created a new means of warfare, and the question as … READ MORE