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Gus Schuettler ©Stars and StripesStuttgart, West Germany, September, 1959: Contrails in the sky provide a fitting background as Dr. Wernher von Braun -- the one-time Nazi rocket scientist who would go on to champion the development of the Saturn rocket that sent American astronauts to the moon -- talks to reporters at the Stuttgart airport. At the time of his visit to Stuttgart, von Braun was director of the development operations division of the Army's Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville, Ala.

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