9 Nazi Scientists Who Helped Build The American Space Program

Directly after the hot war, a second phase began. The second phase encompassed the rush to the technology goldmine between Russia and the United States. From this article we see to what extent the United States has benefited, as corrupt as it may have been.

As World War Two drew to a close, the United States rushed to collect as many former Nazi scientists as possible through a secret mission called Operation Paperclip. As some had been branded war criminals at Nuremberg, the U.S. military whitewashed the backgrounds of many scientists in an attempt to justify hiring them.

Knowing that trouble was brewing already with the Soviet Union, these scientists were employed by the U.S. in a wide variety of roles — including, at times, experimenting with LSD.

Below are some of the most influential former Nazis who played unquestionably large roles in America’s emerging technological dominance during the Cold War. Continue reading