Moon rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg dead at 96

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - German rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg, a member of the Wernher von Braun team that helped put man on the moon, has died at a Huntsville rehabilitation center. He was 96.

His wife said he died Monday of natural causes.

Dannenberg had a role in developing the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn rockets. The Saturn was the one that put the first American astronaut on the moon.

With Dannenberg's death, only a half dozen of the original 118 German scientists who came to Huntsville in 1950 with von Braun are living.

His wife, Jackie Dannenberg, said a public memorial for Dannenberg will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davidson Center at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.


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