Friday, October 03, 2008

Today In History: Ad astra per nazis...

On this day in 1942 the human race took a great step along our road to the stars, as the first man-made object made it off the planet's surface and into space.

The downside, of course, is that it was a Nazi ballistic missile.

4 comments:

T.Stahl said...

Ös göbt nöschts was ain töytscher Änschenör nöscht kann.

I.o.w.: Sufficient funding provided, Sänger would be reality.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugen_Saenger

Tam said...

Have you read the book My Tank Is Fight!?

If not, go to Amazon and buy it. Now. I swear on my still-living mother's grave that you will not be disappointed.

Johnny said...

Yep. Wouldn't have made it to the moon except for Nazi scientists and unethical experimentation - including Rascher's vivisections of concentration camp inmates used in altitude and oxygen deprivation experiments. The Nazis didn't lose the war, they simply moved...

Ben said...

'Strangelove? That ain't no kind of Kraut name.'

'He changed it when he became a citizen.'