All About Space

Kurt H. Debus

As World War II came to its conclusion in 1945, the United States swiftly moved to perform Operation Paperclip. The aim of the operation was to recruit as many Nazi scientists as possible in anticipation of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. One of the scientists swooped up in this operation would later

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