We should remember that our space program started in the slave labor camp Dora during WWII. At the end of the war we spirited away the German scientists and rockets to the US to begin our space program.
Dora and the V-2
Slave labor in the space age
"Welcome! This website provides information for an exhibit at the UAHuntsville Salmon Library from February 21-March 12, 2010 entitled Dora and the V–2: Slave Labor in the Space Age. Both the site and the exhibit explore the history of forced labor in the construction of the V–2 missiles at the Dora concentration camp and Mittelwerk underground factory near Nordhausen, Germany, during World War II.
"The stories center on the victims of Dora, the prisoners from many nations who were forced to work in the camp and its sub-camps and in the underground factory assembling the V–2. Usually, especially in Huntsville, Alabama, the V–2 is remembered through the engineers who designed it, rather than the forced laborers who put it together. Yet the prisoners died by the score or lived through dehumanizing cruelty, and their experiences deserve to be remembered."