Who got America to the moon? An unlikely collaboration of Jewish and former Nazi scientists and engineers

NASA
Marshall Space Flight Center director Wernher von Braun, left, joins Kennedy Space Center Director Chief Kurt Debus, both former Nazis, for a rollout of the
Saturn 500F rocket from the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. Developments in the 500F help pave the way to the Saturn V.
(NASA)

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