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50th Anniversary History Resources available at Goddard Library

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Goddard Missions

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, one of several Goddard Missions, gives astronomers a superior tool to study how black holes

Discover the history of Goddard past, present and future missions

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Celebrating Tech Spin-Offs

Greg Cole of Mainstream Engineering Corporation

The Innovative Partnerships Program Office hosts event commemorating Goddard spin-off technologies

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50th Anniversary Gala

Singer Patti LaBelle

On Saturday night, May 30th, the place to be was at Goddard's 50th Anniversary Gala in Baltimore

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Maryland's Place in Space

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Saturday, May 30th - Exploring 'Maryland's Place in Space' at the Baltimore Convention Center

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Goddard 50th Anniversary

Goddard Special Features

Celebrating 50 Years of Scientific Excellence

Colorized black-and-white photo of Dr. Robert Goddard at a chalkboard.

Goddard is one of NASA's largest research centers with the largest cadre of scientists in Maryland. The Center has been at the forefront of exploration and technological achievement. And there's more ...

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Goddard's Top Ten Spinoff Success Stories

Based on a Goddard-developed prototype, Enduro Medical Technology's revolutionary walker, the Secure Ambulation Module (SAM), allows physical therapy patients to stand and walk safely without the aid of therapists.

Did you know that GSFC inventions are being used to help people here on Earth? Discover some of the most exciting examples of space program technologies that have had spinoffs into new areas: Health a...

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Goddard Scientist Shares 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics

Dr. John C. Mather at the Nobel Award ceremony, accepting his award from the King of Sweden.

Dr. John C. Mather of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics. Mather shares the prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California for their collaborative ...

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Unique Resources at Goddard

The High Bay Clean Room at NASA's GSFC houses Hubble simulators and other equipment in a massive 1.3 million cubic feet of space.

Goddard's 86,000 square-foot facility contains one of the largest "clean rooms" in the world and special chambers for environmental testing of spacecraft and instruments.

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Goddard's First Employee Ever

Robert Goddard in his laboratory circa 1930

Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard is considered the father of modern rocket propulsion. It is in his memory that NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland was established on May 1, 1959.

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Hubble, the People's Telescope

Hubble floats above the Earth following its release on Servicing Mission 3B.

Goddard is responsible for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) project management, including mission and science operations, servicing missions, and all associated development activities.

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Goddard Center Directors Through the Years

Portrait of Robert "Rob" Strain

Since 1959 the Goddard Space Flight Center has had 11 extraordinary individuals serve as center directors.

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Goddard Employees For Life

Goddard Firsts