Dr. Robert H. Goddard
March 16, 2012
On this date 86 years ago, Dr. Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) launched the first liquid fueled rocket in MA.
March 16, 1961: the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center was formally dedicated. This was NASA's first research center, and it was named in memory of Robert Goddard, the rocketry pioneer.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.
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