Astronomy Picture of the Day: Rockets and Robert Goddard Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Rockets and Robert Goddard
Description:
Robert Goddard is shown here (hi-res image) in 1926 with the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, which reached an altitude of 41 feet.  For more information, see the NASA page Robert Goddard: a Man and His Rocket. (You'll find out how his work--and his understanding of Newtonian mechanics--was trashed in a 1920 New York Times editorial, which the Times retracted just after the launch of Apollo 11.)

(This feature was updated on July 16, 2013.)
Image:
Image credit: <a href= "http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html" target="_blank">NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center</a>; <a href= "http://apod.oa.uj.edu.pl/apod/ap010316.html" target="_blank">image source</a>
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/goddardrocketlarge-8-01-07.jpg
Featured:
September 1, 2007 - September 16, 2007