This Week in Space

Jan 13th 2023

This Week in Space 44

Mr. von Braun's Wild Ride!

Hosted by Rod Pyle, Tariq Malik

How Wernher von Braun and Walt Disney Imagineered Spaceflight

New episodes posted every Friday.
Guests: John Rose
Category: News

When Walt Disney wanted to build a vision of the future for Disneyland's Tomorrowland in the 1950s, he turned to Wernher von Braun, former Nazi rocketeer turned US citizen and missile chief, to help design it. Along the way, the two men co-created a series of visionary shows about spaceflight for Disney's weekly TV show. Boeing engineer and space history expert John Rose joins us to discuss this unique and unlikely collaboration and how its effects resonate to this day.

Image credit: NASA

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