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Walter Jacobi

Born: Jan 13, 1918

Death: Aug 19, 2009

Birthplace: Saalfeld

Nationality: Germany

Walter Jacobi

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1918
Date of Death : Aug 19, 2009
Birth Place : Saalfeld

Walter Jacobi was a rocket scientist and member of the "von Braun rocket group", at Peenemunde working on the V-2 rockets in World War II. He was among the scientists to surrender and travel to the United States to provide rocketry expertise via Operation Paperclip. He came to the United States on the first boat, November 16, 1945. with Operation Paperclip and Fort Bliss, Texas. He continued his work with the team when they moved to Redstone Arsenal, and he joined Marshall Space Flight Center to work for NASA. Jacobi worked on rocket "structure and components." He continued to support the space program and appear at public events until his death.

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