posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 09:51 PM
I read a book a long time ago - remember it was a damn good one - about the history of the U.S. space race told from the viewpoint of one person.
Authors last name started with M . . .?
Anyways, he told the story of the German scientists, and how they were worked under the Nazi regime, and then they had to flee as the war ended
because the Nazi's wanted to kill them to stop them helping other countries, and then they had to worry about the Russians sweeping in and forcing
them to work in the Soviet programme; and finally they found the Americans, who were searching for them anyway. Took em back to the States, and got
them all working on rocket programs in nice conditions. Von Braun was rapt that he could finally build a rocket that was not meant to kill other
people (i.e. Saturn V)