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The aerospace industry here in Huntsville has turned this once quiet country town into a bustling city. It all began with Dr. Wernher von Braun and his fellow German scientist that snuck out of Germany and surrendered to the American forces in the latter part of WW II. This team later came to the Fort Bliss, TX, to work on the Army’s fast growing rocket program. By 1950, von Braun and his team had been relocated to the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. This team was responsible for the 1958 launch of Explorer 1, our first earth orbiting satellite. These “movers and shakers” continued to open the doors that allowed the U.S. to develop its successful space program.
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