scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 611
Wernher Von Braun was the second of three sons born to Baron Magnus von Braun and Baroness Emmy von Quistorp He was born on March 23 1912 in Wirsitz Posen Wernher was always a visionary and when he was ten years old he decided his goal in life would be to help turn the wheel of time His interests led him to do many things in his early life including composing several pieces of music and recycling old automobile parts to build a new car Because of spending so much of his time building a car he flunked in mathematics and physics However it was his decision to explore rocketry that led to his great impact on history Von Braun at the age of 16 organized an observatory construction team His volunteers built a complete observatory in their spare time working as diggers bricklayers and carpenters In 1930 when he was 20 he enrolled at the Berlin Institute of Technology He received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and was offered a grant to conduct and develop scientific investigations on liquid-fueled rocket engines A few years later Wernher received his PhD in physics from the University of Berlin In the mid 1930s rocket clubs sprang up all over Germany One of these clubs the Verein fur Raumschiffarht had engineer Wernher von Braun as a member By 1934 von Braun had a team of 80 engineers building rockets in Kummersdorf With the launch of two rockets Max and Moritz in 1934 von Brauns proposal to work on a jet-assisted take-off device for heavy bombers and all-rocket fighters was granted But Kummersdorf was too small for the work he needed to do so a new facility had to be built Peenemunde on the Baltic coast was picked as the new site Peenemunde was large enough to launch and monitor rockets over ranges up to about 200 miles with observing instruments with no risk of harming people
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA