Dieter Grau (April 24, 1913 – December 17, 2014) was a rocket scientist and member of the "von Braun rocket group", at Peenemünde (1939–1945) working on the V-2 rockets in World War II. He was among the scientists who surrendered to the United States and traveled there, providing rocketry expertise via Operation Paperclip, which took them first to Fort Bliss, Texas. Grau was sent by the U.S. Army to White Sands in 1946 to work on the assemblage (with parts shipped from Germany) and testing of the V-2. His wife joined him there in 1947 (Grau's son was born in Texas in 1949). While von Braun was on standby at Fort Bliss, Grau and other German rocket scientists busily launched V-2s for U.S. scientists to analyze. A total of 67 V-2s were launched at White Sands.

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  • Dieter E. Grau (* 24. April 1913 in Berlin; † 17. Dezember 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama) war ein deutsch-amerikanischer Raketentechniker. Er arbeitete bereits während des Zweiten Weltkriegs unter Wernher von Braun in der Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde an der Entwicklung von Großraketen mit. Das amerikanische Militär holte ihn 1946 in die USA. Nach Gründung der NASA zeichnete er dort ab 1960 als einer der wichtigsten Mitarbeiter von Brauns für die Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit der Raketensysteme verantwortlich, mit denen unter anderem die bemannten Mondlandungen realisiert wurden. (de)
  • Dieter Grau (Berlijn, 24 april 1913 – Huntsville, 17 december 2014) was een Duits-Amerikaans wetenschapper die in het team van Wernher von Braun werkte. (nl)
  • 迪亚特·格劳(1913年4月24日-2014年12月17日),是一名火箭科学家、沃纳·冯·布劳恩火箭团队成员。 (zh)
  • Dieter Grau (April 24, 1913 – December 17, 2014) was a rocket scientist and member of the "von Braun rocket group", at Peenemünde (1939–1945) working on the V-2 rockets in World War II. He was among the scientists who surrendered to the United States and traveled there, providing rocketry expertise via Operation Paperclip, which took them first to Fort Bliss, Texas. Grau was sent by the U.S. Army to White Sands in 1946 to work on the assemblage (with parts shipped from Germany) and testing of the V-2. His wife joined him there in 1947 (Grau's son was born in Texas in 1949). While von Braun was on standby at Fort Bliss, Grau and other German rocket scientists busily launched V-2s for U.S. scientists to analyze. A total of 67 V-2s were launched at White Sands. He continued his work with the team when they moved to the Redstone Arsenal (Alabama), and then joined the Marshall Space Flight Center to work for NASA in 1950. Grau served as the director of quality in all of those assignments, including the Saturn V program which took mankind to the moon. Grau said that von Braun worked closely with then-Colonel Holger Toftoy to develop the kind of team he wanted in the U.S. "One of my main jobs at that time was to get information to the scientists and see what kind of projects they would like to have and then, of course, we had to accommodate them," Grau recalled. "Even though we were busy, we were more used to much overtime. But that was not the case (at White Sands). There we had a normal workday." Things changed with their arrival in Huntsville. In many ways the Germans felt like they were coming home. Gone were the dry, desert conditions of Fort Bliss and White Sands, replaced with a green, mountainous agricultural area reminiscent of Germany. Grau noted: "The new Redstone rocket had to go somewhat further. It had to be bigger and it had to be made with American parts," Grau said. Grau, along with von Braun's team, moved from the Army to NASA to develop the first rockets designed expressly for exploration. Grau oversaw quality assurance for the development of the Saturn I and Saturn V rockets. Ed Buckbee, formerly of MSFC public affairs, said of this time, "When Dieter spoke, everybody in the room listened." "We had wonderful experiences going into space. We had wonderful cooperation to accomplish something never done before," Grau said. Grau died in Huntsville, Alabama, at the age of 101 on December 17, 2014. (en)
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  • Dieter E. Grau (* 24. April 1913 in Berlin; † 17. Dezember 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama) war ein deutsch-amerikanischer Raketentechniker. Er arbeitete bereits während des Zweiten Weltkriegs unter Wernher von Braun in der Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde an der Entwicklung von Großraketen mit. Das amerikanische Militär holte ihn 1946 in die USA. Nach Gründung der NASA zeichnete er dort ab 1960 als einer der wichtigsten Mitarbeiter von Brauns für die Sicherheit und Zuverlässigkeit der Raketensysteme verantwortlich, mit denen unter anderem die bemannten Mondlandungen realisiert wurden. (de)
  • Dieter Grau (Berlijn, 24 april 1913 – Huntsville, 17 december 2014) was een Duits-Amerikaans wetenschapper die in het team van Wernher von Braun werkte. (nl)
  • 迪亚特·格劳(1913年4月24日-2014年12月17日),是一名火箭科学家、沃纳·冯·布劳恩火箭团队成员。 (zh)
  • Dieter Grau (April 24, 1913 – December 17, 2014) was a rocket scientist and member of the "von Braun rocket group", at Peenemünde (1939–1945) working on the V-2 rockets in World War II. He was among the scientists who surrendered to the United States and traveled there, providing rocketry expertise via Operation Paperclip, which took them first to Fort Bliss, Texas. Grau was sent by the U.S. Army to White Sands in 1946 to work on the assemblage (with parts shipped from Germany) and testing of the V-2. His wife joined him there in 1947 (Grau's son was born in Texas in 1949). While von Braun was on standby at Fort Bliss, Grau and other German rocket scientists busily launched V-2s for U.S. scientists to analyze. A total of 67 V-2s were launched at White Sands. (en)
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