Dr. Wernher von Braun with famous V-2 rocket, developed during WWII. Dr. von Braun was the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center
Rocket City Legacies (Marshall Space Center)
The Marshall Space Flight Center's Local Legacy
project includes "Marshall Milestones," a document chronicling the
Center's history and space-related accomplishments since Marshall's
inception in 1960; a booklet entitled "Wernher von Braun's Support
for the Imaginary Arts," an effort to the trace the 50-year
cultural and technological legacy of Dr. Wernher von Braun and his
famed German rocket team; magazine articles reporting the history
of Huntsville's role in the space program from its earliest days
through the Saturn/Apollo program; and two videotapes -- "Thunder
in Huntsville" and "A Journey in Culture and Exploration" -- that
richly depict the Center's technical and cultural legacy in
Originally submitted by: Robert E. (Bud) Cramer, Jr., Representative (5th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.