About Wernher von Braun:
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German (and later American) aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket and the Saturn V, for Nazi Germany and the United States, respectively. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, where he was also a member of the Nazi Party and the SS. Following World War II he moved to the United States, where he developed the rockets that launched America's first space satellite and first series of moon missions. NASA has called him the "Father of Rocket Science".