Last known member of US' German moon rocket design team dies

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Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 00:44:37 -0400
BC-US--Obit-German Rocket Engineer
Last known  member of US' German moon rocket design team dies
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By JAY REEVES
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The last known surviving member of the German  
engineering team that came to the United States and designed the rocket that  
took astronauts to the moon has died.

Oscar Carl  Holderer died Tuesday at age 95 in Huntsville, Alabama. Son 
Michael Holderer  says his father suffered a stroke last week and didn't  
recover.

The German-born Holderer came to the United  States in 1945 with a group of 
rocket engineers led by Wernher von  Braun.

In Huntsville, the von Braun team worked at  Redstone Arsenal designing the 
Saturn V rocket that first lifted astronauts to  the moon.

Holderer says his father worked in several  areas and designed the wind 
tunnel that was used to develop Saturn. Holderer  retired from NASA in 1974.

Survivors include his wife,  two sons and two stepchildren.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All  rights reserved. This material 
may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or  redistributed.)

5/6/2015 3:15:56 PM (GMT -4:00)  

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