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Everynowhere Post time: 2012-4-3 22:45
I oppose that view - countries do invent things by providing the infrastructure that is necessary ...
Wernher von Braun was the central figure in Germany's rocket development program, responsible for the design and realization of the V-2 combat rocket during World War II.
In 1930 he attended the Technical University of Berlin, officially applied for membership in the National Socialist German Workers Party, Nov. 1937 and was issued membership number 5,738,692...
Von Braun joined the Allgemeine SS and was issued membership number 185,068....
June 20, 1945, the U.S. Secretary of State approved the transfer of von Braun and his specialists to America; however this was not announced to the public until October 1, 1945
see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis ... aperclip_scientists
After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip.
Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the super booster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon...
In 1975 he received the National Medal of Science...
Again, not a Country invent things,
However, the people do...
wherever they been taken from...