Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1882-10-05
Death 1945-08-10
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Physicist.

From the description of Letters of Robert Hutchings Goddard, 1920-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450492

From the description of Scrapbooks of Robert Hutchings, 1904-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067686

Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945), a pioneer in modern rocket research, was aided by the Smithsonian at an early and crucial point in his work. This collection consists of copies of letters from Goddard to the Smithsonian Institution.

From the description of Robert H. Goddard Papers, 1917-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81001364

American physicist and rocketry pioneer (elaborated the fundamental theory of rocket flight, 1914-1916; built 2-stage solid fuel rocket, 1914; developed rocket engine fueled with gasoline and liquid oxygen, 1923; launched first liquid fuel rocket (4 feet high, 6 inches diameter), 1926; launched first rocket to carry instruments (barometer, thermometer, camera), 1929; engaged in rocket research for reaching high altitudes, developed self-cooling combustion chambers, first automatic steering systems, multistage rockets, 1924-1942; designed small rockets to help Navy airplaines take off from carriers during World War II; holder of 214 patents in rocketry). Clark University, A.M. 1910, Ph. D. 1911; Sc. D., 1945. Affiliations: Worcester Polytechnical Institute, 1909-1911; Princeton University, 1912-1913; Clark University: instructor and fellow, physics, 1914-1915; assistant professor, 1915-1919; professor, 1919-1943, also director, physical laboratories; leave of absence, 1930-1932, 1934-1942, engaged in rocket research under Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation grants; director research, Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, 1942-1945; consulting engineer, Curtiss-Wright Corp., 1943-1945.

From the description of Goddard Archives, ca. 1920-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82210906

Physicist, rocketry pioneer.

From the description of Course and experimental notebooks, 1904-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77786871

Goddard. American physicist and rocketry pioneer. A. M., 1910, Ph. D., 1911, Sc. D., 1945, Clark University. Affiliations: Worcester Polytechnical Institute, 1909-1911; Princeton University, 1912-1913; Clark University: instructor and fellow, physics, 1914-1915; assistant professor, 1915-1919; professor, 1919-1943, also director, physics laboratory; leave of absence, 1930-1932, 1934-1942, engaged in rocket research, under Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation grants; director research, Bureau of Aerospace, Navy Department, 1942-1945; consulting engineer, Curtiss-Wright Corp, 1943-1945. His wife, Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard (1901-1982), was his constant companion in rocket research, interpreter of his work, and collector and editor of his papers.

From the description of Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80563031

From the description of Papers of Robert H. Goddard and Esther Christine (Kisk) Goddard, 1901-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132322

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Subjects:

  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel
  • Combustion chambers--Research
  • Liquid propellants--Technological innovations
  • Science
  • Astronautics--Technological innovations
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Astronautics--Research
  • Wives--Conduct of life
  • World War, 1939-1945--Science
  • Geometry, Descriptive
  • Aeronautics--Patents
  • Patent suits
  • Rocketry--Biography
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Technological innovations
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Research
  • Aeronautics--Technological innovations
  • Rocketry--Exhibitions
  • Liquid propellant rockets--Research
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Nozzles
  • Flight control--Experiments
  • Liquid propellants--Research
  • Astronautics--History--Congresses
  • Flight testing
  • Airplanes--Jet-assisted take-off--Technological innovations
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Experiments
  • Aeronautics
  • Propulsion systems--Research
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Models
  • Astronautics--Museums
  • Flight control--Research
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Testing
  • Lunar petrology--Sampling
  • Rocketry--Technological innovations
  • Rocketry--Research
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Control systems--Technological innovations
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Patents
  • Gyroscopes--Technological innovations
  • Atmosphere, Upper
  • Propellants--Research
  • Teacher's wives
  • Patents
  • Rocket observations--Instrumentation--Research
  • Astronautics--Press coverage
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--United States
  • Airplanes--Jet-assisted take-off--Research
  • Physics
  • Jet propulsion--Research
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)--Fuel--Research
  • Fuel--Technological innovations

Occupations:

  • College teachers
  • Physicists
  • Wives

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Camp Devens (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)
  • New Mexico--Roswell (as recorded)
  • Roswell (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)