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 in the United States
A former member of the Nazi party, commissioned Sturmbannführer
of the paramilitary
SS and decorated Nazi war hero
, von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States
civilian space agency NASA
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.
For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all.
My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun?
It is in scientific honesty that I endorse the presentation of alternative theories for the origin of the universe, life and man in the science classroom. It would be an error to overlook the possibility that the universe was planned rather than happening by chance.
Science does not have a moral dimension. It is like a knife. If you give it to a surgeon or a murderer, each will use it differently.