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Werner von Braun: Life on the Moon?

Years before Apollo XI landed on the moon, the legendary rocket scientist Werner von Braun was asked what he expected America would find when astronauts eventually landed there. His reply? "Russians!"

[In fact, Russia unsuccessfully deployed a fast rocket designed to return to earth with lunar samples -- one day before Apollo XI. (It failed.)]

[The world's first rockets? Bamboo tubes stuffed with gunpowder, used by the Chinese agaist the Mongols during the Battle of K'ai-fung-fu in 1232.]

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