ROBERT GODDARD SHOWN WITH THE COMBUSTION
CHAMBER AND EXHAUST NOZZLE OF HIS ROCKET ENGINE
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Robert Hutchings Goddard
America's Rocket Pioneer
by Glenn Bryner, MSE
Why Robert Goddard Was Reticent and Secretive
America Was Not Ready for Goddard
Unexpectedly Going Public
Goddard Helps Cut the War Short
The Missile and Space Races
Trying to Convince the Military
The Good News and the Bad News
The End of a Fruitful Life
A Good Reputation Required
Friend or Foe?
Cooperation or Brain Drain?
Who's the Professional?
Goddard's Contribution to the Bell X-2
Goddard's Connection with the Viking Rocket
From Viking to Vanguard
A Missed Opportunity
Fanciful Ideas of the Past Reveal the Future
Trying to Crank up the Program