The Real Konrad Dannenberg

 

    Tonight's Science News shows a picture of Konrad Dannenberg that is unrecognizable to me. The real "Konnie" Dannenberg is a deep-voiced, no-nonsense kind of guy who has remained faithful to the space flight dreams that Wernher von Braun personified. Konrad was Chairman of the Alabama-Mississippi Section of A. I. A. A. before I became Chairman, and we worked together for A. I. A. A. over the years. I also encountered Konrad various times and places such as the Natatorium, where we both swam our miles away. Here is a presentation Konrad gave 15 years ago, honoring Professor Hermann Oberth.