RIP, Dr. von T.

Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen passed away in the late evening of Sunday, June 3, 2018.  He was 104 years old.

One of the original scientists to come over to America with Dr. Wernher von Braun, Dr. von T helped get America to the moon.  More importantly, he was a great friend to Space Camp.

After an esteemed career at NASA, he worked tirelessly for decades lecturing to kids–including me–at Advanced Space Academy.  His contributions to camp were recognized when he was inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame’s first class.  Later, in 2011, no less than Neil Armstrong would come to Huntsville to present Dr. von T with the Space Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Education.

News coverage on his passing: – Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, last of German rocket team, dies in Alabama

WAFF – ‘Father of the Lunar Rover’ dies at 104

Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home

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