The latest from Hugo Freudenthal

  • Letter | Space Program’s Legacy, According to Von Braun

    In the May 3 issue, O. Glenn Smith talks about the problems of reliability issues of spaceflight [“Human Spaceflight is a Tough Business,” Commentary, page 19]. This brought back memories of a lunch conversation I had with Wernher von Braun shortly before he died. The space program was having its problems, and I asked, “Wernher, what did we really accomplish?”