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Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard & the Birth of the Space Age
Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard & the Birth of the Space Age
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 324
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 786868171

Product Code: 756798515

David H. Clary (au). More famous in his day than Einstein or Edison, Goddard was the Amer. founder of rocketry & space flight, launching the world’s first liquid-fuel rockets & the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. Supported by Charles Lindbergh & Harry Guggenheim, he devised the methods that carried men to the moon. Yet Goddard is the “forgotten man” of the space age. After the Germans launched the V-2 missiles of WW2, the Amer. gov’t. usurped his 214 patents & suppressed his contributions in the name of nat. security, until it was forced to pay 1 million dollars for patent infringement. Goddard became famous again, but his renewed fame soon faded, & his pivotal role in launching the space age has been largely forgotten -- until now. B&W photos.

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