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.
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