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Goddard 1



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Goddard First Rocket
The world's first liquid fuel rocket.
American test vehicle. Rocket used by Goddard to achieve the first flight of a liquid-propellant rocket.

First Launch: 1926.03.16.
Last Launch: 1926.04.03.
Number: 2 .

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  • Goddard Robert H. Goddard was the father of American rocketry. In a series of rockets flown between World War I and World War II, he solved all of the fundamental problems of guided liquid propellant rockets. More...

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Goddard 1 Chronology


1925 December 6 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • First net thrust by a Goddard liquid fuel rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Returning to the simple pressure feeding of the liquid propellants, to reduce weight, Goddard obtained in the Clark University Physical Laboratories a 24-sec test in which the lift was great enough to raise the rocket the last half of the run..

1925 December 30 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Goddard test of liquid rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Rocket trembled in its support for 8 sec. .

1926 January 3 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Goddard test of liquid rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Rocket again quivered for 17 sec..

1926 January 20 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Goddard test of liquid rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: The lift raised the rocket motor the full distance it could travel. Outdoor tests with a flight model were begun on March 8, 1926..

1926 March 16 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • First flight of a Goddard liquid-propellant rocket. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Apogee: 0.0125 km (0.0078 mi). Range: 0.0560 km (0.0348 mi). Goddard achieves the first flight of a liquid-propellant rocket at Aunt Effie's Farm, Auburn, Massachusetts. Altitude 41 ft; average speed 60 mph; in air 2.5 sec; landed 184 ft from launching frame; total path 220 ft. This event was the "Kitty Hawk" of rocketry.

1926 April 3 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Second flight of a Goddard liquid-propellant rocket - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Apogee: 0.0150 km (0.0093 mi). Summary: Goddard achieves the second flight of a liquid-propellant rocket. In air 4.2 sec; landed 50 ft from testing stand..

1926 May 5 - . LV Family: Goddard. Launch Vehicle: Goddard 1.
  • Smithsonian informed of rocket test. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Goddard. Summary: Robert H. Goddard communicated the results of his successful liquid-propellant rocket flight of March 16 to the Smithsonian Institution..

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