People, Sep. 21, 1959

Speaking to an audience in his native Germany, Space Scientist Wernher von Braun, 47, advanced the thesis that scientists should not be held responsible for the ultimate use of the weapons they develop. Von Braun then went to London, where he is best remembered as the German scientist who developed the ballistic missile V-2 for the Nazis—and at least one reporter doggedly held the scientist responsible. "How do you feel now about your work during the war and its effects on my country?" "I greatly regret the abuse of science, but there is an...

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