The origins of Space Camp
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The idea for the popular children’s ‘Space Camp’ run by NASA was first proposed by Wernher von Braun who had worked as a rocket engineer for the Nazi regime. Von Braun developed the prototype V2 rocket engine and, at the end of the war, surrendered to American forces. He was transferred to the United States where he worked first for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and later as a program director at NASA.