Comment on Apollo Moon Landing Hoax – Photographic Evidence by jfb.

von Braun was a member of the Nazi party and a commissioned SS officer. He claimed that he joined solely so that he could continue his research (the Nazis banned all civilian rocket research); other people have disputed that account.

I don’t doubt that at least a few of the scientists brought to the US as part of Operation Paperclip were true believers in the Nazi cause and genuinely evil people. I don’t think von Braun was a true believer, but he was willing to let other people suffer and die in order to continue his work (which is evil enough).

None of that has any bearing on the reality of the moon landings, though. von Braun could have been every bit the evil sonofabitch that Hitler himself was; the rockets he built still flew people to the Moon and back.