Riedel, Klaus (1901–1944)
Head of the Test Laboratory at Peenemüunde
who first developed and perfected the handling of large rockets on the ground.
Riedl was reportedly the true genius of the Verein
für Raumschiffahrt team at Reinickendorf before World War II, although
he had no formal training. He was killed in an automobile accident near
the end of the War.
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