Mickey Mouse and Goofy in space suits | Still from “Blue Sky Metropolis” Episode 2

Disney Sells the Space Dream

Wernher Von Braun was an ex-Nazi who helped create the rocket that bombed Great Britain. His knowhow would be used in the United States in service of the space race; his background swept under the rug. Alongside Walt Disney and his Tomorrowland, Von Braun, now dubbed the “Father of the American Space program,” the two would ignite a fervor for the great beyond.

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