scientific expedition to Mars will take place by 1965



Wernher von Braun : German rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the United States
“He envisioned an “enormous scientific expedition” involving a fleet of ten spacecraft with 70 crew members that would spend 443 days on the surface of Mars before returning to Earth. The spacecraft, seven passenger ships and three cargo ships, would be assembled in Earth orbit using materials supplied by reusable space shuttles. The expected launch date was 1965.
The Mars Project (German: Das Marsprojekt) is a nonfiction science book by German (later German-American) rocket physicist, astronautics engineer and space architect, Wernher von Braun


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