[amsat-bb] Re: US launch vehicle history [was: Re: Godwin's law]
jean-claude.aveni at wanadoo.fr
Wed Feb 21 02:27:37 PST 2007
Edward Cole a écrit :
> At 02:17 PM 2/20/2007, Margaret Leber wrote:
>> From: Patrick McGrane [mailto:N2OEQ at aceweb.com]
>>> The US brought Werner Von Braun here to the US to design rockets
>>> which included the Atlas 5.
>> Check your history. Von Braun worked on Redstone and
>> Jupiter/Jupiter-C, since he was working for the Army. The original
>> Atlas was the work of Karel Jan Bossart (who came to the US from
>> Belgium in 1930), and was a USAF project. Von Braun left the Army to
>> work for NASA at Marshall in 1960, where he led the Saturn program.
>> Atlas 5 was a *much* more recent program, it even came after Atlas II.
>> The first Atlas 5 flight was in 2002.
>> Folks who read all of the thread in question know who *actually*
>> busted Godwin's Law first. :-)
>> 73 de Maggie K3XS
>> Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb - http://www.phil-mont.org
>> Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 3928
It's correct Maggie. The "History" has been writed now.
K. Bossart = Atlas [X-11] (alias "Grosse Annie" in Belgim language).
v W.Braun = Jupiter's familly and Saturn Programm
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