HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A member of the team of former Nazi German rocket scientists who helped America send a man to the moon, Walter Haeusserman, has died in Alabama. He was 96.
Haeusserman, who died Dec. 8 in Huntsville, was buried Monday in a private service. The Huntsville Times, which first reported his death, said he died at Huntsville Hospital of complications from a fall. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.
Haeusserman was with Dr. Wernher von Braun at Pennemunde, the German site where V-2 rockets were built in World War II. He joined the team of scientists and engineers who worked on America's space program at Huntsville after the war.