German Rocket Scientist Konrad Dannenberg Dies at 96

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Konrad Dannenberg's wife Jackie said he died Monday of natural causes, the Birmingham News reported on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Dannenberg played a role in the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn rockets. It was the Saturn V that put the first American astronaut on the moon.

In 1950, 118 German scientists came to Hunstville as part of Wernher von Braun's team. With Dannenberg's death, only six survive.

Born in 1912 in Weissenfels, Germany, Dannenberg earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Hannover Technical University.

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