Robert Goddard

On this day Robert Goddard, the father of American rocketry, conducted the first rocket test flight from his new laboratory in Roswell, New Mexico (December 30th) in 1930. The new laboratory and launch site was partially funded by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution. On this date Goddard’s liquid fuel rocket launched to a height of 610 meters (2,000 feet) – a new record height for his rockets, and one that he would soon break…

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