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Original drawing, “3-Stage Satellite Vehicle (pitch plane)” signed and dated 1952 by VON BRAUN, WERNHER - 1952

by VON BRAUN, WERNHER

Original drawing, �3-Stage Satellite Vehicle (pitch plane)� signed and dated 1952 by VON BRAUN, WERNHER - 1952

Original drawing, “3-Stage Satellite Vehicle (pitch plane)” signed and dated 1952

by VON BRAUN, WERNHER

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This is an original signed drawing of a space ship by Wernher von Braun, the father of the American space program. He made this drawing for his landmark Collier's series "Man Will Conquer Space Soon" (1952-54), which played a central role in inspiring a generation of rocket scientists and convincing the public of the possibility of space exploration. These essays covered seemingly every aspect of manned space flight and anticipated many developments including the enormous multi-stage vertical launch vehicle (to become Saturn V), a horizontal landing space ferry (the Space Shuttle), an orbiting space station, a lunar landing, the establishment of a base on the moon, and ultimately a manned expedition to Mars.

Von Braun's technical accomplishments alone would have made him the father of the American space program, but he was also the foremost popularizer of the notion of space travel. The essays for which he prepared this drawing helped make possible the great developments of the American space program and likely influenced John F. Kennedy's vision of an American presence in space. Apollo space program director Sam Phillips declared that America would not have reached the moon without von Braun's help.

This drawing of a space ship presents a visionary view of the coming Space Age by one of its central figures. Von Braun's technical drawings are very rare in the market.

8 ½ x 10 ½ in. One page, pencil on drafting paper. Excellent condition. Framed.


Space Travel : A History
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Space Travel : A History

by Dave Dooling; Fred C. Durant; Frederick I. Ordway; Wernher Von Braun

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Space Travel : A History
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Space Travel : A History

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Space Travel : A History
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Space Travel : A History

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A Treasury of World Science

by RUNES, Dagobert D.--Editor with an Intro. By Wernher von Braun

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New worlds: Discoveries from our solar system
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New worlds: Discoveries from our solar system

by Von Braun, Wernher and Frederick I. Ordway

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New Worlds : Discoveries from Our Solar System
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New Worlds : Discoveries from Our Solar System

by Frederick I. Ordway; Wernher Von Braun

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History of Rocketry and Space Travel
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History of Rocketry and Space Travel

by Frederick I. Ordway; Wernher Von Braun

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