Rocket Man

David Clary talked about his book, Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age, published by Hyperion Press. He described the life and… read more

David Clary talked about his book, Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age, published by Hyperion Press. He described the life and work of rocket scientist Goddard, for whom NASA’s Space Flight Center is named. Goddard (1882-1945) launched the world’s first liquid-fueled rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. He was also responsible for some of the technology that carried astronauts to the moon. According to Mr. Clary, it was not until after the launch of the German V-2 missiles during World War II that the U.S. government took notice of Goddard. Then the government suppressed his work, citing national security concerns, and appropriated his 214 patents. Following his presentation Mr. Clary took questions from audience members. close

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Rocket Man

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Program ID:
178308-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 2003 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 10, 2003 | 4:57am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 27, 2003 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2003 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 11, 2003 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 10, 2003 | 4:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
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