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24/03/1917 German rocket-propulsion engineer Krafft Arnold Ehricke is born

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In Celebration of Krafft Ehricke's 100th Birthday

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Krafft Ehricke: “Lunar Industrialization & Settlement—Birth of Polyglobal Civilization”

During World War II., Ehricke worked on the V-2 rocket. After the war, he was extracted to the United States during an Operation Paperclip together with Wernher von Braun. In the U.S. he was one of the designers of the Atlas rocket. Later he co-invented the first liquid hydrogen propelled upper stage launch vehicle, called Centaur. It is still in use.
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