The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum [HD] | Your Event Location

The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum [HD]



The Peenemünde Military Test Site was one of the most modern technological facilities in the world in the years between 1936 and 1945. The first launch of a missile into space took place here in October 1942. In the nearby air force testing area, rocket engineers tested numerous flight objects equipped with revolutionary technology. From the start this research was directed toward one goal only: achieving military superiority through advanced technology.

Slave laborers, concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war provided the work that enabled the construction of the test sites and the later serial production of the rockets, which the Nazi propaganda referred to as “Vergeltungswaffe 2” (or “Vengeance Weapon 2”), in so short a period of time. Both the inhumane labor conditions and the attacks on Belgian, British and French cities using the supposed “wonder weapon” claimed thousands of lives.

The ambivalent nature of technological progress is uniquely reflected in the story of Peenemünde.
The collision of science and technology exemplified by the complex, together with an account of the historical development of rocketry are the main focus of the exhibition of the Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum.
It is housed in the power station of the former Army Testing Site – the largest technical monument in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In addition the museum serves as an international meeting place and cultural venue. In 2002 the museum was awarded the Coventry Cross of Nails for its efforts toward reconciliation and world peace.

Historisch-Technisches
Museum Peenemünde GmbH
Im Kraftwerk
17449 Peenemünde
GERMANY

Tel.: +49(0)38371-505-0
Fax: +49(0)38371-505-111
E-Mail: htm@peenemuende.de

The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4QbW1gP6fA #Peenemünde #Museum #Rocket #Testingarea #MilitaryTestSite — Hier: Historisch-Technisches Museum Peenemünde.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: News / Press, NEWS FEED

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: