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March 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Free, but event registration is required. contains link.

Space Hero or Nazi Villain? The Life of Wernher von Braun

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wernher von Braun, who led both the V-2 ballistic missile and Saturn V moon rocket projects, has often been reduced to stereotypes: either as the great pioneer of space or a Nazi villain. Dr. Micheal Neufeld from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum shares his research, from which a much more ambiguous and complex figure emerges. Dr. Michael J. Neufeld is a Senior Curator in the Space History Department. He served as Chair of the department from 2007 to 2011. He is lead curator of Destination Moon, which includes a traveling exhibit of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia from 2017-2019, and a new exhibition gallery in the Museum to open about 2021. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, particularly regarding the Nazi rocket program and Wernher von Braun.