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||Exploring Antarctica (1967)
Intrigued by exploration in space and on Earth, Dr. Von Braun
participated in an expedition to Antarctica. This photo was
made on or about January 7, 1967.
|| Inspecting Skylab Mockup (1967)
One of the Marshall Space Flight Center's major projects in
the late 1960s and early 1970s was managing the development
of the Skylab Orbital Workshop that would serve as America's
first space station. Dr. Von Braun is shown here after inspecting
a mockup of the orbital workshop in May 1967.
|| With the Vice President (1967)
Vice President Hubert Humphrey visited the Marshall Center on
May 23, 1967. He is shown here with Dr. Von Braun.
|| Receiving Award (1967)
Throughout his career, Dr. Von Braun received numerous awards
for his contributions to space flight. On June 6, 1967, Dr.
Fred L. Whipple, Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
presented Dr. Von Braun with the Smithsonian Langley Medal.
|| Inspecting Space Hardware (1967)
Like other Marshall Space Flight Center employees during the
1960s, Dr. Von Braun remained focused on developing the Saturn
rockets for the Apollo program. He is shown here in this October
17, 1967, photograph inspecting a piece of an aluminum panel
in the Marshall Center's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.
||Inspecting Fabrication Techniques (1967)
In this photograph, Dr. Von Braun is show leaning over and listening
attentively as he receives an explanation of fabrication techniques
in the Marshall Space Flight Center's Manufacturing Engineering
Laboratory. The photograph is dated October 17, 1967. Hermann
K. Weidner, Director of Marshall's Research and Development
Operations, is to the left of Von Braun. Werner Kuers, Manufacturing
Engineering Laboratory Director, is at his right.
||Suited for Weightlessness (1967)
In this photo dated November 14, 1967, Dr. Von Braun is shown
suited up for entry into a giant water tank used as a neutral
buoyancy simulator. Weighted to a neutrally buoyant condition,
Dr. Von Braun performed tasks under water under simulated weightless
|| Examining Welding Jig (1967)
In this photo dated November 17, 1967, Dr. Von Braun intently
observes a welding jig in operation in the Marshall Space Flight
Center's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.
|| Observing Metal Forming Techniques (1967)
In this photo Marshall Space Flight Center's Dr. Mathias Siebel,
left, is explaining some metal forming techniques to Dr. von
Braun. This photo is dated October 17, 1967.
|| Reviewing Welding Procedure (1967)
Dr. Von Braun encouraged his laboratory directors and other
managers at the Marshall Space Flight Center to adopt a "hands-on"
approach to managing the technical challenges they confronted
in developing the Saturn rockets for the manned lunar landing
program. He is shown here asking a question about welding in
one of the Center's laboratories. This photo was made on or
about November 17, 1967.
|| With Senator Stennis (1967)
Mississippi Senator John Stennis, left, was a long-time friend
of Dr. Von Braun and a supporter of the Marshall Space Flight
Center in Huntsville. This photo is dated November 29, 1967.
||With President Johnson (1967)
This photograph was published by the Marshall Center on December
20, 1967. It shows President Lyndon Johnson touring the Marshall
Center's Michoud Assembly Facility. Dr. Von Braun is seated
to the left of the President. NASA Administrator James Webb
is seated on the right.
Visiting with Congressman (1968)
This photograph is dated March 2, 1968. Dr. Von Braun is shown
talking with U.S. Representative Armistead Selden of Alabama.
||Helicopter Tour (1968)
This photograph was published by the Marshall Space
Flight Center on May 1, 1968. Dr. Von Braun, second from left,
is shown boarding a helicopter with other NASA officials for
an aerial inspection of various Marshall Center facilities.
|| Experiencing Weightlessness (1968)
This photo appeared on September 18, 1968, in the Marshall
Star, the internal newspaper published by the Marshall Space
Flight Center. The caption read, "Dr. Wernher von Braun
gets the feel of being weightless in a recent airplane flight.
He experienced the 'no-gravity' condition aboard an Air Force
KC-135 over Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The aircraft achieves
about 30 seconds of weightlessness by flying a special arc-like
|| At Pre-Launch Briefing (1968)
This photograph was published by the Marshall Center on October
23, 1968. Astronaut Walter Schirra and Dr. Von Braun are shown
greeting each other at an Apollo 7 pre-launch briefing.
|| Launch Operations (Late 1960s)
This photograph is not dated. It was probably taken in the late
1960s. Dr. Von Braun appears to be in the launch control facilities
at the Kennedy Space Center.
||Addressing Workers (Late 1960s)
This is a photo of Dr. Von Braun in front of a Saturn rocket
hardware transporter. He appears to be addressing a group. Behind
him are workers and other NASA officials. There is no date on
the photograph. It may have been taken in the late 1960s.
||Victory Celebration (1969)
In this photograph, Dr. Von Braun is carried aloft on the shoulders
of Huntsville city officials at an Apollo 11 moon-landing celebration
July 24, 1969, in front of the Madison County Courthouse.
|| Playing Banjo (1969)
This photograph was released by the Marshall Space Flight Center
on July 26, 1969. Dr. Von Braun and his wife, Maria, join the
fun at a picnic and dance celebrating man's first landing on
||Portrait Photograph (Late 1960s)
Dr. Von Braun, shown here in an undated portrait, served as
Director of the Marshall Center for 10 years.