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Date:
March 28, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum
Address:
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Cost:
Free, but event registration is required. https://moon-landing.org/events/vonbraun 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.