• anthronaut Tuesday, 1st November 2011 at 05:52

    Wernher (von Braun?)

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 1st November 2011 at 11:11

      In the movie and its credits the character simply is called “Dr. Wernher,” like Wernher was his family name. But of course they are alluding to Wernher von Braun. The latter was in the US since late September 1945. By 1950 he was a well-known public figure, a celebrity you could say. Around the same time he voiced visions of man flying to space, colonizing the moon and such, which were printed by major newspapers. This in turn inspired the movie industry.

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