Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Moon Engineer Konrad Dannenberg Passes
Konrad Dannenberg, one of the original German rocket scientists from Operation Paperclip, brought to the United States by Wernher von Braun, passed away Monday morning in Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 96 [AP].
During the 1960's, Dannenberg served as deputy manager of the Saturn V moon rocket program earning him the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for successfully starting the development of the largest rocket ever built which took human beings to the moon between 1968 and 1972. He retired from NASA in 1973 whereupon, in retirment, worked extensively with young people to foster their interest in space.