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GODDARD, Robert Hutchings [1882-1945] -- American inventor (rocketry) and rocket scientist

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Now recognized as the Father of Modern Rocketry, he was ridiculed in a 13 January 1920 New York Times article for suggesting that a rocket might one day reach the moon.

As anyone knew, the paper explained with an editorial eye roll, space travel was impossible, since, without atmosphere to push against, a rocket could not move so much as an inch. Professor Goddard, it was clear, lacked "the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."

The Times had to print a retraction in 1969 when US astronauts did exactly that -- and landed on the moon!

There are numerous WWW pages about Goddard, in whole or part. Below are some that you may not have seen.  -30-
 

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1926/03/16
World's first liquid fueled rocket, launched at Auburn, MA

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