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Late 1960's

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Dr. Von Braun participated in an expedition to Antarctica.
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.
Dr. Von Braun is shown here after inspecting a mockup of the orbital workshop in May 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.
Dr. Von Braun with Vice President Hubert Humphrey while visiting the Marshall Center
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.
Dr. Fred L. Whipple, Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, presented Dr. Von Braun with the Smithsonian Langley Medal.
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.
Dr. Von Braun inspecting a piece of an aluminum panel in the Marshall Center's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Von Braun is shown suited up for entry into a giant water tank used as a neutral buoyancy simulator.
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 conditions.
Dr. Von Braun intently observes a welding jig in operation in the Marshall Space Flight Center's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.
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.
In this photo Marshall Space Flight Center's Dr. Mathias Siebel, left, is explaining some metal forming techniques to Dr. von Braun.
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.
Dr. Von Braun encourging laboratory driectors and other managers at MSFC.
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.
Dr. Von Braun with Senator  John Stennis
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.
Dr. Von Braun with President Johnson
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.
Dr. Von Braun is shown talking with U.S. Representative Armistead Selden of Alabama.

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.

Dr. Von Braun, second from left, is shown boarding a helicopter with other NASA officials for an aerial inspection of various Marshall Center facilities.
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.
Photo of Dr. Von Braun
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 path."
Dr. Von Braun are shown greeting each other at an Apollo 7 pre-launch briefing.
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.
Dr. Von Braun appears to be in the launch control facilities at the Kennedy Space Center.
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.
Dr. Von Braun in front of a Saturn rocket hardware transporter.
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.
Dr. Von Braun is carried aloft on the shoulders of Huntsville city officials at an Apollo 11 moon-landing celebration
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.
Dr. Von Braun and his wife, Maria, join the fun at a picnic and dance celebrating man's first landing on the moon.
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 the moon.
Portrait Photograph of Dr. Von Braun
Portrait Photograph (Late 1960s)
Dr. Von Braun, shown here in an undated portrait, served as Director of the Marshall Center for 10 years.

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