|March Equinox: Wernher von Braun der Raketenmann
Sometime during the last ice age, the ~18-year cycle of the lunar standstill  was painted as a deer at Lascaux.
New Nation European Pre-History
Figure 1: The deer has 18 prongs
|In the 1930's Wernher von Braun made fantastic progress with his Nazi party membership. But his rockets kept blowing up. According to the physics just mentioned, it is very difficult to launch a heavy rocket. The walls of the fuel tank must be paper thin to save weight. If the trajectory is not vertical, the slightest inclination will cause the walls of the vehicle to fold; and then, the whole thing explodes. A sensitive control and feedback system was needed. Gyroscope maker Johannes Boykow  was contacted and he explained, "I've been expecting a call like yours for many years and I've prepared for it."|
| Lunar Standstill
 The A-1 rocket
Lunar Standstill Image
Major Lunar Standstill, 2006 Athens Greece
Each time series is based on exposures five minutes apart. The declination of the rising moon was 28.2 degrees.