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Wernher von Braun: White Sands, New Mexico. 1946
« on: 11/14/2017 10:13 PM »
Wernher von Braun: " German scientist in USA", White Sands, New Mexico. November 1946

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Published on Nov 14, 2017

INFO: The United States government was very interested in German rocket technology, and in June 1945, sent von Braun and most of his rocket team to Fort Bliss, Texas, along with 150 captured V-2 rockets in "Operation Paperclip" (the files of those Germans selected to go to America were marked with paperclips). Von Braun and his team taught rocketry to the U.S. Army, and were soon moved to White Sands Proving Grounds (now White Sands Missile Range), New Mexico to conduct live firings. On January 16, 1946, V-2 flight tests began there; despite some targeting problems (one V-2 landed south of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico), launches continued until 1949, when all usable rockets had been fired.

01:25:45 V2 Missile on launching site
01:26:21  Scientists around site (quite faint)- close views  unknown scientists
01:27:40  Pan over the Scientists at White Sands
01:27:59  Scientists working on missile
01:30:37  Missile launch with scientists watching
01:32:17  Group of scientists with Von Braun  thrid from left
01:32:58  Von Braun beside V2 missile which says "German V2 project, White Sands, New Mexico."
01:33:18  Inspecting interior of  missile / working on the missile circuits (not VB)
01:34:22 Von Braun talking to army personnel
01:34:45  Close shots of the missile being reassembled on the launch 
01:36:07  ends

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Re: Wernher von Braun: White Sands, New Mexico. 1946
« Reply #1 on: 11/14/2017 10:58 PM »
And the comments section on YouTube for this video already has Von Braun being painted as the devil incarnate :(  But at least flat earthers haven't started commenting, yet.
« Last Edit: 11/15/2017 09:19 AM by MATTBLAK »
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Re: Wernher von Braun: White Sands, New Mexico. 1946
« Reply #2 on: 11/17/2017 04:55 PM »
Clean room? What clean room?

That launch site looks like the one featured in the recent TV show, "Mysteries of the Abandoned," except for the little Hermes rocket there now.