German expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Fort Bliss, Texas. Muehlner was one of the few from the initial von Braun rocket team that was able to work on all of the major rocket programs through to the Shuttle before his retirement in 1978. Muehlner arrived at the German rocket station in 1939 and developed the Doppler transponder for the V-2 in 1942. His last assignment for the space program was at the Johnson Space Center in Texas where he worked on the evaluation of electronic landing systems for the Space Shuttle Orbiter. A fascinating career span--from 1939 to 1978--starting with the A5 rocket development programs, the V-2, Redstone, Jupiter, the Saturn launch vehicle family throughout the 1960s/70s, and ending with the Shuttle Orbiter! Retired to Webster, Texas, where he died at age 91.
Birth Place: German.