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Bruno Heusinger Collection

Identifier: MC-172
Pamphlets, correspondence, and photographs relating to the life and career of Bruno Heusinger.


  • 1945-07-13 - 1968-02


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Bruno Kaspar Heusinger (August 27, 1912 to March 30, 1968) graduated from Technical State School of Machinery, Essen with a mechanical engineering degree in 1936 (Lundquist 75).

Heusinger worked at Peenemünde from “1942 to 1945;” he “worked on turbopump systems” for rockets (75).

Heusinger was among the scientists brought over to America through Operation Paperclip, and he arrived at Fort Bliss in the United States on November 16, 1945 (75).

In Huntsville, Alabama, he worked on “propulsion system design and evaluation” (75). By July 1st, 1965, Heusinger was employed at the Marshall Space Flight Center, serving as “Chief of [the] Propulsion Evaluation Branch” (75).

Lundquist states that “[Heusinger’s] specialty was performance prediction, analysis and evaluation of propulsion systems in space and on orbital vehicles” (75).


Lundquist, Charles. "Transplanted Rocket Pioneers," 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ralph Heusinger, 2020.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.



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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America