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American Robert H. GODDARD

born Robert Hutchings GODDARD

American Engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on October 05, 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: on August 10, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Goddard was born in 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Nahum Danford Goddard (1859–1928) and Fannie Louise Hoyt (1864–1920). Robert was their only child to survive; a younger son, Richard Henry, was born with a spinal deformity, and died before his first birthday. His was an old New England family, and he had that section's qualities of determination and mechanical ability. With a curiosity about nature, he studied the heavens using a telescope from his father and observed the birds flying. A country boy, he loved the outdoors and became an excellent marksman with a rifle.

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