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George Landwehr von Pragenau Collection

Identifier: MC-121
Notes, correspondence, technical documents, and publications relating to the life and career of George Landwehr von Pragenau.


  • 1931 - 2016


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.


8.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

George Landwehr von Pragenau was born January 5, 1927 in Austria and became a U.S. citizen in November 1963. Von Pragenau joined the von Braun team in Huntsville, Alabama in 1957, where he spent the next thirty-four years working to improve NASA’s space shuttles. During his time working for NASA, von Pragenau was granted ten patents, including one for lighter and safer space shuttles. Von Pragenau retired from NASA in 1991, but he continued to work with NASA through Provident Technology. George L. von Pragenau passed away July 11, 2013. The von Pragenau collection was provided to the UAH archives by his wife, Helga von Pragenau.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helga von Pragenau, 2018.

Existence and Location of Copies

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.
Logan Cannan
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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