Von Braun 3-Stage Ferry Rocket
Orbital Launch System Concept (1953)
Production Run: 2008-2010
About the Design
During World War Two, Dr. Werner Von Braun was the leading designer behind Germany's A-4/V-2 rocket, the world's first ballistic missile. After the war, Von Braun emigrated to the United States where his knowledge, genius and undeniable charisma was put to work on behalf of America's own military and civilian space programs -- and on popularizing the notion of manned space flight with the general public.
In 1953, Von Braun contributed to a series of stunning articles published by Collier's magazine in which, for the first time, credible concepts for manned rocket ships were presented to a mass audience. Von Braun's design for a three-stage chemical-fueled rocket, complete with winged manned orbiter, became one of that decade's most famous and iconic symbols of America's ambitions for the Conquest of Space.
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