Rocket Science in the 1920s

Robert H Goddard creates the first liquid-fueled rocket

The Life of Robert H Goddard

Robert H Goddard created the first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard's first liquid-fueled rocket was only 10 feet tall and was made of thin pipes. As a child Goddard became interested with space travel after reading H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel War of the Worlds. Goddard went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and soon became a professor at Clark University. He also proved many theories and gained patents for his theory of a multistage rocket, he also gained a grant from the smithsonian to continue his research. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-liquid-fueled-rocket
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Goddard's Greatest Achievements


Goddard accomplished the world’s first launching of a liquid-fueled rocket from his Aunt Effie’s farm in Auburn. Goddard also was the first to prove that rockets can propel in an airless vacuum-like space and was also the first to explore mathematically the energy and thrust potential of various fuels, including liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen

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Significance of Goddard's Discoveries

The discovery of liquid fuel for rockets is significant because it gave birth to the space program and also helped the development of weapons such as missiles. Without Robert H Goddard, the space program and the development of liquid fueled rockets would have been hindered and it would have taken longer to develop.

Goddards Lasting Impact on history

Robert H Goddard has had a lasting impact on history because his theories and discoveries have made space travel and space exploration possible. Without Robert H Goddard there would have been no Apollo missions, setting beck the space program many years.
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Rocket Experiments By Dr Robert H Goddard (1926-1945)