First liquid-fueled rocket

First liquid-fueled rocket

The first man to give reality to dreams of reaching the stars is American Robert H. Goddard, who successfully launches the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts, on March 16, 1926. At a speed of about 60 mph, the rocket traveled a 184-foot trajectory in 2.5 seconds. The rocket was about 10 feet tall, and made up of a series of thin pipes. Although Goddard’s rockets failed to garner the type of attention enjoyed by the famous aviators of his day, the historic significance of his work is staggering in retrospect.