Definition of Braun, Wernher von in English:

Braun, Wernher von

proper noun

  • (1912–77), German-born American rocket engineer; full name Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun. Braun led development on the V-2 rockets used by Germany in the Second World War. After the war he moved to the US, where he pioneered the work which resulted in the US space programme.

Pronunciation

Braun, Wernher von

/braʊn/