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Robert Hutchings Goddard

rocket rocketry

Goddard, Robert Hutchings (1882–1945), U.S. physicist, pioneer of rocketry. In 1926 he launched the first liquid-fuel rocket. He developed many of the basic ideas of modern rocketry; among over 200 patents was one for a multistage rocket.

See also: Physics; Rocket.

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