Georg von Tiesenhausen (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Emma Best filed this request with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to or mentioning Georg von Tiesenhausen (May 18, 1914 – June 3, 2018], who was a United States-based German rocket scientist. After being brought to the United States in 1953 as part of Operation Paperclip, he was part of Wernher von Braun's team at the United States Army, and later, NASA. He is credited with the first complete design of the Lunar Roving Vehicle and made a variety of other contributions to the space program. Tiesenhausen worked with Wernher von Braun developing V-2 rockets in Germany during World War II. He came to America in 1953 as part of Operation Paperclip, where he again worked with von Braun on guided missiles such as the Redstone, this time for the United States Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He was later transferred to NASA, where he worked on various spaceflight programs, including the Apollo program, which landed men on the Moon. He continued to work for NASA well into the Shuttle era.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

Additionally, courts have held that the news media status "focuses on the nature of the requester, not its request. The provision requires that the request be “made by” a representative of the news media. Id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II). A newspaper reporter, for example, is a representative of the news media regardless of how much interest there is in the story for which he or she is requesting information."

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Dear Ms. Best,

We are providing records which are responsive to your request along with our acknowledgement.

Respectfully,

Robert Young

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Historical Records.pdf ,246.61 MB - [Fingerprint: 303768dabed864584bbd89bab67f14a7]
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From: Emma Best

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Emma Best

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From: Emma Best

Hi, could you please re-send those three files? Just missed the download deadline.
Thanks!

From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Dear Ms. Best,

We received the attached fax today regarding your follow-up with NASA regarding this request.

We did not receive your email of June 28, 2018 since this a messaging service we only use to send files larger than our system (25 MB) will allow.

I am sending along the files you requested and you'll have 7 days before the link expires.

As an aside, I gathered from an article thenews of your posting of the 12,000 or so DMs from WikiLeaks. That is an impressive cache.

Robert

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18-MSFC-F-00636 Acknowledgement1.pdf ,67.23 KB - [Fingerprint: 0913e989cdababf956e96c48718cb7f3]
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Marshall Star.pdf ,42.54 MB - [Fingerprint: 16a6bcc8037f3f20d7ad509f769147f0]
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