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Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, ___________________-August 10, 1945) was an American physicist and ____________________________________ who is known as the father of modern ____________________________________. In 1907, Goddard proved that a rocket's thrust can propel it in a vacuum. In 1914, Goddard received two U.S. patents: for liquid-fueled rockets and for two- to three-stage rockets that use solid fuel. In 1919, Goddard wrote a ____________________________________ article, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," describing a high-altitude rocket; this ground-breaking ____________________________________ was published in a Smithsonian report. Goddard's many inventions were the basis upon which modern rocketry is based.

After many years of ____________________________________ attempts and public ridicule, Goddard's first successful rocket was ____________________________________ on March 16, 1926 from a relative's ____________________________________ in Auburn, Massachusetts. It was a liquid-fueled 10-ft. rocket that he called ___________________________. The flight lasted 2 1/2 ____________________________________; the rocket flew a distance of 184 _____________________________ and achieved an ____________________________________ (height) of 41 feet.

Goddard soon moved to Roswell, ____________________________________, where he developed more sophisticated ____________________________________ rockets. Altogether, Robert Goddard developed 214 ____________________________________.





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