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Hermann Oberth has been called "the father of German rocketry." He assisted Wernher von Braun in the 1950s in developing space rockets for the United States.
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Astrophysicist, born in Sibiu, Romania. He studied in Munich, and abandoned a medical career for mathematics and astronomy. His first book, Die Rakete zu den Planetenrmen (1923, The Rocket into Interplanetary Space), established his reputation, and in 1928 he was elected president of the German Society for Space Travel. In World War 2 he worked at the experimental rocket centre at Peenemnde, and later assisted Wernher von Braun in developing space rockets in the USA (1955??61). He has been called ??the father of German rocketry??.
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