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Robert Goddard... early rockets...

Item # 580317

July 18, 1929

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 18, 1929

* Robert H. Goddard - Clark University professor
* Early rockets - rocketry

This 60 page newspaper has a two column headlines on page 15: "Test Rocket's Explosion Is Mistaken for Meteor".

Other news of the day throughout including period advertising. This rag edition is in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Robert Hutchings Goddard, Ph.D. (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. He launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926. From 1930 to 1935 he launched rockets that attained speeds of up to 885 km/h (550 mph). Though his work in the field was revolutionary, he was sometimes ridiculed for his theories. He received little recognition during his lifetime, but would eventually come to be called one of the fathers of modern rocketry for his life's work.

Category: The 20th Century