There was a time when Walt and Werner Von Braun worked together to push imagination onto a rather skeptical world.
Here are the videos.
Here are the Colliers articles.
If anybody has any doubts as to Von Braun’s abilities as a salesman, this should dispel any doubts. I know that a lot of this was driven by the Cold War and even more by the attitude of the Greatest Generation that they could do anything. Still Von Braun and the people at Colliers and Disney managed to take something as esoteric and technical as rocketry and turn it into a dream that millions of people wanted. A dream so powerful that it still resonates down to today. Thank you Walt and Werner. They sold the sizzle before there WAS a steak.