Nazi Scientists in the Space Race
In the closing days of World War II, America recruited scores of German scientists that became the bulwark of our space effort. These scientists of course had shady pasts and were far more connected to the Third Reich than we were ever told.
If we knew, might the nation have objected, and if so, might the Soviets have beaten us in the Space Race and to the moon? And what broader implications might that have had for the Cold War?
Annie Jacobsen is a journalist, author, and uncoverer of secrets. She’s the author the New York Times bestseller Area 51 and now she turns her attention to the story of "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America."
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