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Fascinating facts about Robert Goddard
inventor of Liquid-fueled Rockets in 1912.

ROBERT GODDARD
 
AT A GLANCE:
The father of modern rocket propulsion is Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard. Goddard envisioned the exploration of space. Goddard was the first scientist who not only realized the potentialities of missiles and space flight but also contributed directly in bringing them to practical realization. This rare talent in both creative science and practical engineering places Goddard well above other rocket pioneers. Source: NASA
Inventor: Robert Hutchings Goddard
Robert Goddard photo released to public domain by NASA.
Criteria: First to patent. First practical. Modern prototype.
Birth: October 5, 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: August 10, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality: American
Invention: Liquid-Fueled Rockets
Robert Goddard, bundled against the cold New England weather of March 16, 1926, holds the launching frame of his most notable invention,  the first liquid-fueled rocket. Robert photo in public domain.
Definition: noun
Function: Any of various simple or complex tube like devices containing a liquid combustible that on being ignited liberate gases whose action propels the tube through the air:
Patent: 1,102,653 (US) issued July 7, 1914
1,103,503 (US) issued July 14, 1914

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