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Jesco von Puttkamer, Von Braun Rocket Team Member, Dies at 79
Space.com ^ | December 28, 2012 | Miriam Kramer

Posted on 12/29/2012 12:14:28 PM PST by EveningStar

Jesco von Puttkamer, a NASA engineer who helped launch the first astronauts to the moon, died Thursday (Dec. 27) at the age of 79 following a brief illness.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


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KEYWORDS: aerospace; apollo; aviation; jescovonputtkamer; obituary; spacetravel
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1 posted on 12/29/2012 12:14:37 PM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 12/29/2012 12:17:35 PM PST by EveningStar
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3 posted on 12/29/2012 12:18:27 PM PST by EveningStar
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4 posted on 12/29/2012 12:19:34 PM PST by EveningStar
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5 posted on 12/29/2012 12:25:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: EveningStar

So the last one alcubierre drive? That’s cool.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 12:40:38 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Another old Nazi dies. He now gets to face a higher tribunal for what ever crimes he may have done on earth.


7 posted on 12/29/2012 1:06:59 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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I don't think he was much of a Nazi. He was eleven years old on VE Day.
8 posted on 12/29/2012 1:11:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You should probably go to the link and read the short obit. He was hardly a Nazi!


9 posted on 12/29/2012 1:32:48 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Another old Nazi dies. He now gets to face a higher tribunal for what ever crimes he may have done on earth.

Stalin killed 10s of million of his own people. As did Mao. But a German engineer (you know. Like the engineers from the manhattan project etc.). Dies and HE'S going to meet a heavenly tribunal to send him to hell. Really. Ps. I am not of German heritage.

10 posted on 12/29/2012 1:44:03 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Another old Nazi dies. He now gets to face a higher tribunal for what ever crimes he may have done on earth.

Geeze, don't read the article, but at least do the math. The title says that he died at 79. It is 2012. 2012 minus 79 is 1933...
I seriously doubt Von Puttkamer was a member of the National Socialist party at six years old.

11 posted on 12/29/2012 1:50:49 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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Can you please limit your pings to just one set of photos?
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12 posted on 12/29/2012 1:51:09 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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I don't think he was much of a Nazi. He was eleven years old on VE Day.

True, and according to one account he grew up in Switzerland. The von Puttkamers were a very prominent Prussian family who played important roles in the military down through the centuries. Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer was Hitler's naval adjudant. I haven't been able to find any close connection, though. In any case, this Jesco von Puttkamer was too young to have played any role in the war.

13 posted on 12/29/2012 1:51:34 PM PST by x
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Pardon me! Do you have any other problems?
He was 11 when the war ended in Europe!
Maybe he dispised Hitler for his atrocities!
My Gosh!
By the way, what have You done to help our America?


14 posted on 12/29/2012 1:55:57 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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The “other” team.


15 posted on 12/29/2012 2:09:41 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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I first heard of that listening to Ian Douglas audiobooks.


16 posted on 12/29/2012 2:53:08 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: EveningStar

He was also a consultant on the first Star Trek film. RIP.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 5:43:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: wastedyears

Googled Ian Douglas never heard of him.

I amassed the information piecemeal and put it in context myself


18 posted on 12/29/2012 5:47:32 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EveningStar

Here’s a good video of old Jesco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0h3a7MmMss


19 posted on 12/29/2012 5:54:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: EveningStar

I met and interviewed him several times, going back to the 1980s. He was very accessible to journalists, personable and eager to explain the science behind the Space Shuttle program. Hard for me to think of him as deceased.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 5:55:02 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Another old Nazi dies. He now gets to face a higher tribunal for what ever crimes he may have done on earth.”

No, he was too young. Maybe he could have been a bad guy if he were older...but he wasn’t, so we’ll never know.


21 posted on 12/29/2012 7:27:00 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Very interesting biography. I may have met him, but I didn’t know him. May he rest in peace.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 8:59:14 PM PST by zot
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I clicked the reply button only once but the system issued multiple pings. This didn’t use to happen. It’s a recent problem and hopefully it will be fixed.


23 posted on 12/30/2012 2:06:36 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Born in 1933, he would have been 11 when Hitler killed himself.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 11:35:04 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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