Entrepreneur Astronaut: Here’s How You’ll Get to Space

by Chris Taylor

Richard Garriott, age 50, was the 483rd person to leave planet Earth — and he’d like you to be one of the first thousand.

Garriott, creator of the popular Ultima videogame series, spent a good chunk of his fortune visiting theInternational Space Station via Soyuz rocket in 2008 (with ground-based assistance from his father Owen, […]

What does modern Huntsville, Alabama owe Wernher von Braun? Some say everything

By Lee Roop, The Huntsville Times 

Dr. Werner Von Braun by Saturn at U.S. Space & Rocket Center. For 50th Anniversary of Space. From Huntsville Public Library.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — When Charles Bradshaw came to Huntsville in 1951 to work with Wernher von Braun, he remembers there being “two restaurants in town.” He remembers a […]

“100 Years of Von Braun” exhibit at Huntsville’s Space & Rocket Center will be part of traveling exhibit | al.com

By Marian Accardi, The Huntsville Times 

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center exhibit, “100 Years of Von Braun: His American Journey,” will be open through Mother’s Day, May 14, then head to Europe as a traveling exhibit.

But some artifacts will remain.

Dr. Wernher von Braun's Ft. Bliss ID card. From Von Braun exhibit at […]

Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosting von Braun celebration | al.com

By Marian Accardi, The Huntsville Times 

The von Braun celebration will be in the Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. (The Huntsville Times)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a birthday party on what would have been the 100th birthday of rocket pioneer Dr. Wernher von […]

Von Braun’s mother, an enthusiastic astronomer, helped instill his passion for space | al.com

By Mike Marshall, The Huntsville Times 

The Huntsville Times Von Braun, shown on the cover of the Feb. 17, 1958, edition of Time, told of his mother's early influence on him in the cover story.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Early in 1958, Baron Magnus von Braun celebrated his 80th birthday at his apartment in Oberaudorf, a […]