Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development. Robert H. Goddard.
Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development
Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development
Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development

Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1936.

First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's tan string-bound wraps printed in black. Very Good with toning and general wear. Eagle stamp on circular paper adhered to title page.

In March of 1926, Goddard launched the world's first liquid-propelled rocket in Auburn, MA, with a small group of witnessed including his wife and several research assistants from nearby Clark University. It reached nearly 41 feet high and crashed nearly 184 feet from it's launch, smashing on impact. Goddard mostly worked independently and was highly secretively-- this is the second of only two papers he published on rocketry, though his impact was immense. Goddard theories and work anticipated many of the developments that made space-flight possible, and he is considered one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry. Item #140940034

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