Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, East Prussia (now Wyrzysk, Poland).
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr¹ von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. Originally a German scientist leading Nazi Germany's rocket program before and during the Second World War, he entered the United ...
A 42 hectare botanical garden with over 18,000 species of plants. The oldest botanical garden in Germany was founded by the king in the 17th century as a place to grow medicinal plants and vegetables, The garden fell into decay and was restored after 1801 by the botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow.
The Balls Eight is a NASA NB-52B Mothership, NASA tail number 52-008. It was retired from active service with NASA on 17 December 2004 after almost 50 years flying service. The Balls 8 was famous for dropping aerospace research vehicles for 106 flights of the X-15. It flew a total of 159 captive-carry and launch missions in support of the X-15 program from June 1959 to October 1968. It also fle...
The beach at Santos, Brazil, is bordered by a garden 5.3 km (3.3 miles) long. It has a total area of 218,800 sq m (2,355,143 sq ft) and the green belt is separated by six canals.
The garden is so gigantic that it has 38 people looking after it all year round. The first part of the garden was completed in 1939 by the Czechoslovakian gardener Carlos Colarquis. In the 1950s, the siz...
The Music Garden - The internationally renowned cellist Mr. Yo-Yo Ma, working with landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to interpret in nature the music of Bach's first suite, approached the city of Boston, Massachusetts to create an actual garden based on The Music Garden. When the Boston site fell through, Toronto Parks and Recreation enthusiastically embraced the project.
Aerial view of the cool exhibits at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama - one of my favorite places when I was a kid. Lots of new things have been added since I was there, though. Some of them are highlighted here. This image courtesy Microsoft and the USGS.
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