Wernher von Braun Predicted We'd Send Men to Mars No Sooner Than 2050s

Student researchers at MIT have concluded that given current technology, any colonists to Mars would die after about 68 days. Mars One, the company that hopes to put people on Mars by the 2025 (and film a reality TV show there, so you know they're legit) insists that the MIT researchers are wrong. But as any student… » 10/15/14 1:20pm 10/15/14 1:20pm

Wernher von Braun's 1952 'Moon Rocket' Concept Sketch Sells for $132,000

The NY Times TierneyLab » 10/21/08 8:15pm 10/21/08 8:15pm blog recently had a great post on a 1952 concept sketch for a "Moon Rocket," which sold for $132,000 in an auction last week. Created by famed Astronautics Engineer and Rocket Physicist Wernher von Braun (name dropped in the movie like 3,269,728 times), the sphere-happy concept called for the…