Robert Hutchings Goddard is the enigmatic father of modern rocket science.
Goddard conducted research into the use of solid-propellant rockets publishing
his results in the landmark 1919 publication of A Method of Reaching Extreme
Altitudes. On March 16, 1926 Goddard fired the world's first
liquid-propellant rocket that burned gasoline and liquid oxygen. The rocket
travelled 184 feet. In recognition of his contribution to the field of
astronautics, the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) named its
Greenbelt, Maryland facility the Goddard Space Flight Center.
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