"Fun fact; before he built rockets for the Nazis, the idealistic Wernher von Braun dreamed of space travel, he star gazed. Do you know what he said when the first V2 hit London? ‘The rocket performed perfectly, it just landed on the wrong planet'."
Maya Hansen to Pepper Potts[src]

Wernher von Braun was one of the top scientists of Nazi Germany during World War II.


During World War II, Wernher von Braun was one of the top scientists of Nazi Germany. He and his team developed the V-2 rockets which the Nazis used to bomb London.[2] After the war, von Braun and many of his colleagues, including Arnim Zola, were recruited to work for the United States of America in Operation Paperclip.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sometimes the Marvel Cinematic Universe alludes to people who existed in our world, and it is assumed the days they were born and died are the same in this universe, for timeline purposes.
  2. Wernher von Braun's role in World War II is briefly described by Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3.
  3. A photograph of his recruitment appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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