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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 12 months ago

If Nazi Germany won WW2, would have there been a moon landing...?

Would have there been an ISS orbiting the Earth? Would have there been a mars rover trekking the planet mars??

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  • 12 months ago
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    I think it would boil down to whether if money would be available.... if there were on-going threats to the regime (and... I bet there would've been), then likely *most* of their national budget would be going to policing the defeated countries, and very little going to rocket research (outside the military uses, that is...) If their thumb was sufficiently at the throats of the world... then, probably so - it would 'show the might of the fatherland.'

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  • 11 months ago

    possibly,nazi techs were making great advances in rocketry,atomic heavy water manufacturing for moderating nuclear reactions

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  • Athena
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    11 months ago

    Probably not as space exploration is not what any dictator has in mind for his people.

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  • 12 months ago

    von Braun was investigated by the Gestapo for saying after the war Germany would go to the Moon. The A9/A10 rocket he was designing as the war ended would have easily placed unmanned satellites in orbit (ten years earlier than Sputnik 1), so a manned space station by 1962 was likely, and a lunar landing by 1965. Unless Germany and Japan got into a world war over the spoils of WW2

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  • 12 months ago

    The Nazis rejected the theory of relativity as being "Jewish science". This was because Einstein was Jewish. Instead they used Deutsche Physik which was developed by Philipp Lenard and Johannes Stark.

    This would have caused difficulties for computing orbital mechanics so the ISS might not have stayed in orbit successfully.

    As for exploration of other planets, Mars would not have been a priority for the Nazis. Instead they would be seeking to support Deutsche Physik by finding the planet Vulcan.

    The orbit of the planet Mercury cannot be explained by Newtonian physics. In the 19th century the French scientist Urbain Le Verrier proposed that the orbit of Mercury would work out if there was another small planet between the Sun and Mercury. In 1859 Edmond Lescarbault claimed to have seen this planet transiting the Sun and called it Vulcan. But other astronomers couldn't find it again. Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity explained the orbit of Mercury without an inner planet.

    So Nazi scientists would have been attempting to find Vulcan in order to rebut Einstein's theory.

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  • 12 months ago

    It depends if the focus after winning the war was to then begin hostilities with Japan.

    Both believed themselves to be the superior race /ethnicity, so peacetime could easily have been short lived.

    To make the moon landings possible, a cessation of war would have been essential or else the focus would have been on annihilating each other.

    Once that sort of bedlam began, then it would give rise to opportunity for defeated peoples all over the world, to rise up against their oppressors.

    We can speculate on the possibilities though, just for fun.

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  • 12 months ago

    Perhaps.

    Wernher von Braun, who designed rockets for NASA, also designed rockets for the Nazis during WWII.

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  • Paula
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    12 months ago

    Yes and No

    Yes

    there would have been a moon landing. The Germans had Werhner von Braun, a rocket engineer who wanted to travel to other planets.

    No

    If Germany had one WW2 there would have been only one country on Earth, called Germany.

    So the space station would have been called Deutschland Space Station. and everyone would be speaking German.

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  • 12 months ago

    Start your own alternate history book series. The ETS invaded Earth in the 1960s according to Harry Turtledove and the Confederacy won the Civil War.

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  • 12 months ago

    no one knows. Impossible to answer. Germany was much more advanced in rocketry than the rest of the world. They could have colonies on the moon at this time.

    but if there were an inhabited satellite, it would not be called ISS.

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