Walter Haeusserman, 96, a member of the team of former Nazi German rocket scientists who helped America send a man to the moon, has died in Alabama.

Mr. Haeusserman died Dec. 8 in Huntsville. 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.

He was with Wernher von Braun at Pennemunde, the German site where V-2 rockets were built in World War II. After the war, he joined the team of scientists and engineers who worked on America's space program at Huntsville.

He was in charge of guidance and control systems for rockets that landed American astronauts on the moon in 1969. - AP