«Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning» (Proverbs 9:9).
Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz (Prussia) in 1912, in the bosom of a noble family of eastern Prussia (which was then German, but which is now part of Poland). Since childhood he showed a great interest in the studies of science and physics. He studied engineering in Berlin. Thanks to the enormous support of the Germany of his time for scientific research for the search for new weapons, he specialized in rockets. Beginning in 1937, von Braun was technical director of the center for the production of secret weapons of Peenemunde, cradle of the first missiles in history: the V-2.
At the end of World War Il, the Allies invited many German scientists to share their knowledge with them. Wernher von Braun surrendered to the U.S. Army, along with all the secrets of scientific research he possessed. The United States government took him to a military research center to design missiles. And so he did. He designed many missiles used by the army, including the Pershing. In 1948, von Braun suggested a project to send a manned rocket to the moon but was rejected due to the incomprehension of his superiors. However, the scientist continued to insist, while still be disregarded. When the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite in 1957, President Eisenhower realized that a mistake had been made in ignoring the requests of Wernher von Braun, which had allowed the Soviets to advance in the race for the conquest of space. He then made available to von Braun the means necessary to put the first American satellite into orbit. And so it was. In 1959, Explorer 1 was launched into space. Wernher von Braun joined the staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1960. Thanks to his work and research, the American rockets Saturn and Apollo achieved more and more successes, including the arrival of man on the moon in the Apollo XI in 1969. In 1972, Wernher von Braun retired from NASA to work in a private company. He died in Alexandria, United States, in 1977.
A good project deserves attention and investment. When you see someone with talent, lend them your attention. Support them. Encourage them to keep going until they reach their goals. Remind them that sometimes it is all a matter of insisting and not giving in to the constant rejection.
Today, pray to the Lord to help you persevere in your life projects.