When Disney Pushed Outer Space

There was a time when Walt and Werner Von Braun worked together to push imagination onto a rather skeptical world.

http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/disney_article

Here are the videos.

Here are the Colliers articles.

http://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/03/colliers-march-22-1952-man-will-conquer.html

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

Click to access Horizons_2012_07_and_08_high_resolution.pdf

https://launiusr.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/remembering-wernher-von-braun-on-his-100th-birthday-blog-repost/

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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