Select... Ballou Ballyhoo, vol. 9, issue 2, May 24, 1947. Ancestor pass issued to Berta Mrazek. Autographs of the Mercury Seven astronauts. Citation for Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa degree presented to William A. Mrazek. Commemorative plaque from the dinner honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts. Commencement Exercises of Auburn University, fall quarter 1962. Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa diploma presented to William A. Mrazek. Engineers at Peenemünde, Germany. German national identity card issued to Berta Mrazek. Group of engineers, probably at Peenemünde, Germany. Hermann Oberth Award certificate presented to William A. Mrazek. Letter from Arthur E. Sanderson at Marshall Space Flight Center to Berta Mrazek in Huntsville, Alabama. Menu from the dinner honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts. News clippings announcing new citizenship for a group of German teenagers living in Huntsville, Alabama. Official first day cover commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing. Photograph of Solvay Werke in Nestomitz, Germany. Program from the Alabama Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 27th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. School enrollment record belonging to William A. Mrazek. Table assignment from the dinner honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts. Telegram from the White House to William and Berta Mrazek in Huntsville, Alabama. Wernher von Braun, William A. Mrazek, and M.E. Huston with a rocket nose cone recovered from space.
Select... From left to right, the photograph shows Oscar Holderer, Mayerhöfer, Gerhard W. Kraus, Nimz, William A. Mrazek, and Kurt Patt. From left to right, the photograph shows William A. Mrazek, Arthur Kröger, unidentified, Gerhard W. Kraus, and Kurt Patt. Given by Auburn University president Ralph Brown Draughon, the citation notes Mrazek's accomplishments as "Marshall Space Flight Center's chief engineer." In the letter, Sanderson authorizes Mrazek to travel to Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California "to participate in activities in connection with the Apollo 11 mission, at the invitation of the President of the United States." Mrazek was the 1978 recipient of the Oberth Award. During his career, Mrazek worked on the design and development of the Jupiter ICBM, Jupiter-C, and Saturn launch vehicles. He retired from Marshall Space Flight Center as the Associate Director for Engineering in Project Development in 1973. The document identifies Berta Mrazek's family lineage, including parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and 2nd-great grandparents. The Ahnenpass was a standard booklet issued to German citizens in order to prove their ancestry in the Third Reich. The group gave out autographs during their visit to Redstone Arsenal in 1959. A news clipping with a photograph of five of the seven astronauts in Huntsville is attached. The item shows the table arrangement for the dinner and is signed by Alabama governor Albert Brewer. William and Berta Mrazek were assigned to table 11. The members of the group were all children of German engineers who were brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip. The clippings include photos of the group with their new immigration registration cards. The photo is signed by Von Braun, Mrazek, and Huston. The plaque is designed to look like the plaque the Apollo 11 crew left on the Moon. The program includes the presentation of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, to William A. Mrazek. The program includes the presentation of the Hermann Oberth Award to William A. Mrazek. The telegram invites the Mrazeks to attend the dinner honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts at Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California. This booklet, a Meldungsbuch, is a record of Mrazek's enrollment at Deutsche Technische Hochschule Brünn (German Technical University in Brünn, Czechoslovakia, now Brno, Czech Republic), where he received an MS in Engineering in 1934. The booklet identifies his courses and professors and includes a photograph of Mrazek. This German identity card, or Personalausweis, was issued to Berta Mrazek at Nestomitz, Germany (now Neštěmice, Czech Republic) in 1941. The card includes a photograph of Mrazek and her daughter Ursula. This newsletter was produced by the crew of the USAT General C.C. Ballou and includes information about services onboard, ship terminology, and news bulletins. The family of William A. Mrazek, an engineer who was already in the United States at Fort Bliss, Texas, immigrated from Germany to the United States on the Ballou. The newsletter was produced in both English and German. William A. Mrazek was employed as a project engineer at Solvay Werke from 1938 to 1940. Nestomitz is now Neštěmice, Czech Republic.
Select... Chattanooga Times Huntsville Times American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Alabama Section Army Ballistic Missile Agency (U.S) Auburn University Deutsche Technische Hochschule (Brno) Draughon, Ralph B. (Ralph Brown), 1899- General C.C. Ballou (Transport ship) Mrazek, Berta Richter Mrazek, William A. Sanderson, Arthur E. United States. Post Office Department United States. White House Office
Select... Aeronautical engineers Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) Astronauts--United States Citizenship--United States Costes, Nicholas C. Dinners and dining Factories First day covers (Philately) German Americans Germany--Genealogy Holderer, O. C. Honorary degrees Huntsville (Ala.) Huston, M. E. Identification cards Immigrants--United States--History--20th century Kraus, Gerhard W. Kröger, Arthur J. Kroll, Gustav A. Madison County (Ala.) Mrazek, Berta Richter Mrazek, William A. Noses (Space vehicles) Ocean travel Operation Paperclip (U.S.) Patt, Kurt Peenemünde (Germany) Project Apollo (U.S) Project Mercury (U.S.) Sanderson, Arthur E. Student records Sudetenland (Czech Republic) Technical education--Czechoslovakia United States--Emigration and immigration Vann, Ursula Mrazek Von Braun, Wernher (1912-1977) Zisfein, Melvin B.