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A collection of quotes by Wernher Von Braun on life, computers, writing, research, space, work, ethic, rocket, planet, gravity, heaven, future and utopic.

13 Great Quotes By Wernher Von Braun, The Distinguished Space Scientist

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Born On
23 March 1912 AD

Died On
16 June 1977 AD

Born In
Wyrzysk

Died At Age
65

Wernher Von Braun was a renowned German-American scientist popularly known as ‘Father of Rocket Science’. He started reading books of famous physicist at an early age which are believed to have cultivated his interest in science and mathematics. He joined the ‘University of Berlin’ to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree and went on to do his research on liquid-fuel rockets. During his initial days, he along with his team, launched a couple of such rockets. This encouraged them to enhance the range and after a few years of research they came up with the V-2 Missile. He further joined the ‘U.S. Army Ordnance Corps’ to further work on the altitude and was eventually made the head of ‘U.S. Army Ordnance Guided Missile Project’. As the head, he contributed in making various missiles including ‘Jupiter-C’ and ‘Redstone’ before launching the first ‘American Artificial Satellite’ called ‘Explorer I’. He further contributed to various important projects but the most notable one was as the chief of ‘Saturn V’ which was the first spacecraft to launch humans on the moon. He even wrote a couple of books called ‘Conquest of the Moon-1953’ and ‘Space Travel-A History-1985’. He was honored with various awards including ‘War Merit Cross’. Here is a compilation of some of the noteworthy quotations and thoughts by the celebrated scientist. Go through the inspiring quotes and thoughts by Wernher Von Braun which have been scanned from his books, writings, life, research and work.

Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death.

- Wernher Von Braun

Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.

- Wernher Von Braun

I have learned to use the world ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.

- Wernher Von Braun

It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.

- Wernher Von Braun

You can’t have a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.

- Wernher Von Braun

I'm convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.

- Wernher Von Braun

All one can really leave one's children is what's inside their heads. Education, in other words, and not earthly possessions, is the ultimate legacy, the only thing that cannot be taken away.

- Wernher Von Braun

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

- Wernher Von Braun

I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.

- Wernher Von Braun

The rocket worked perfectly except for landing on the wrong planet.

- Wernher Von Braun

The best computer is a man, and it’s the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.

- Wernher Von Braun

Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.

- Wernher Von Braun

One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions.

- Wernher Von Braun