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Robert Hutchings Goddard

  • Regarded as the “father of modern rocketry.” Though much of his work was ignored by the US government until after World War II, it was used in Germany by Wernher von Braun.
  • Was the first to develop a rocket motor using liquid fuels which he tested in 1926.
  • Patented the first practical automatic steering apparatus for rockets, developed step rockets designed to gain great altitudes and other components for an engine designed for space exploration.
  • Developed parachute recovery systems.
  • Developed a jet-assisted take-off system for airplanes.

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