Hermann Oberth

physicist and engineer, 1894-1989

"Hermann Julius Oberth was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. He discovered the Oberth effect, in which a rocket engine when traveling at high speed generates more useful energy than one travelling at low speed. His best-known works are ""Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen"" (1923) and ""Wege zur Raumschiffahrt"" (""Ways to Spaceflight"", 1929). In 1938, the Oberth family left Sibiu, Romania, for good, to first settle in Austria, then in Nazi Germany, where he worked on the Aggregate rocket program in Peenemünde, then in the United States, and finally back to a democratic West Germany."

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Oberth, Hermann

Physiker und Raumfahrtpionier (1894-1989). Ersttagsbrief mit eigenh. U. Bremen. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8vo.
$ 88 / 75 € (10076)

Hermann Oberth (1894-1989), Physiker, Raumfahrtpionier. Ersttagsbrief m. e. U., Bremen, 4. September 1971, 1 Seite quer-kl.-8°. Ersttagsbrief zum „XX. Raumfahrtkongress der Hermann-Oberth-Gesellschaft“.

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Oberth, Hermann

Physiker und Raumfahrtpionier (1894–1989). Autograph manuscript. O. O. 31 SS. auf 17 Bll. Meist Gr.-4to und folio. In Bleistift.
$ 9,375 / 8.000 € (24777)

As noted on a small sheet, the manuscript is “a concept for the proof of existence of the soul. This is interesting in the sense that I wrote it in a prison camp in 1945. It is unfinished, because I was released and at home, I kept on writing on the machine. Later I extended and entitled it “STOFF UND LEBEN” published by Otto Reichl”: “For reasons I am going to talk about, natural science tried again and again to get along without the presumption of a soul […]”. – Browned; with defects to lower and upper margins; accompanied by two publications by Hermann Oberth.

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Oberth, Hermann

Raumfahrtpionier (1894-1989). Brief mit eigenh. U. Feucht. ½ S. 4to.
$ 59 / 50 € (2518)

Hermann Oberth (1894-1989), Raumfahrtpionier. Brief m. e. U., Feucht, 11. Mai 1981, ½ Seite 4°. An einen Sammler: „[…] Wir wären Dir dankbar, wenn Du dafür für das Hermann-Oberth-Museum ein paar Mark spenden könntest […]“. – Signatur leicht verblasst.

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