Dr. Goddard's Rocket
Aviator Charles Lindbergh took this picture of Robert H. Goddard's rocket, as he peered down the launching tower on Sept. 23, 1935, in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1935, Goddard launched the A-series of tests on rockets made with gyro-controlled blast vane, which stabilized the rocket during flight. Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the father of American rocketry, as well as one of the pioneers in the theoretical exploration of space. His dream was the conquest of the upper atmosphere and ultimately space through the use of rocket propulsion.
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