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Robert Hutchings Goddard--Rocket Scientist and Space Pioneer

 

Robert Goddard Space Pioneer

    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


Table of Contents














                                                                      

   How This Website Began

    Why Robert Goddard Was Reticent and Secretive

    Related Web Sites






   America Was Not Ready for Goddard

    Pursued by the Army

    Working for the Army

    Unexpectedly Going Public


    Missile Work

    To Cooperate or Not

    German Abwehr Spy

    Soviet KGB Mole

    Who Taught Who?

    Goddard Helps Cut the War Short

    A Costly Leap Forward

    The Missile and Space Races

    Trying to Convince the Military

    Harnessed to a Plow


    No Time to Lose

    The Good News and the Bad News

    Invalid or Inventor

    Back to Work

    His Country First

    The End of a Fruitful Life


Professional Relations

       His Dream
       Explorer's Flags
       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
       The Amateurs
       A Missed Opportunity
       Priceless Pumps
       Fanciful Ideas of the Past Reveal the Future
       Willy! Willy!

   Wakened by a Rocket

    Mishandled Genius

    Misdirected Resources

    Let the Man Work!

    Trying to Crank up the Program

    No More Lone Wolf

    Legacy of a Crackpot

    Still Misunderstood


Summary


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