Robert Hutchings Goddard

Born: 1882
Birthplace: Worcester, Mass.

Control mechanism for rocket apparatus—Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926. Other rocket design developments led to the bazooka and rocket-assisted takeoff of carrier planes. (1979)

Died: 1945

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