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The Origins Of Rocketry Brought By Dr. Robert Goddard Is Explored In This Excellent Retrospective And Panel Discussion Hosted By Lowell Thomas With Guests Wernher von Braun, John Glenn, Jimmy Doolittle And More, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1963, 1 Hour.) #PerspectiveOnGreatness #WhoIsDoctorGoddard #LowellThomas #DanielGuggenheim #GEdwardPendray #JamesDoolittle #WernherConBraun #JohnGlenn #RobertGoddard #RocketPioneers #FoundingFathersOfModernRocketry #GreatPhysicists #GreatEngineers #RocketEngineers #Rocketry #Inventors #Roswell #RoswellNM #SpaceAge #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
This is the best documentary you'll see on the early history of rocketry generally and on Dr. Robert Goddard specifically, and is one of the best titles in our catalog. After this documentary shows at great length the early films of Dr. Goddard's rocket experiments, films not available elsewhere, while telling the entirety of the story of his youth, career and achievements, the eminent Lowell Thomas moderates a panel of some of the men most intimately connected with the career and legacy of Dr. Goddard: his financier Daniel Guggenheim; Dr. G. Edward Pendray, founder of the American Rocket Society; James Doolittle, an early advocate for rocket research, and Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center. It also includes a special film appearance by Astronaut John Glenn. A gem of a documentary, and one of our favorites!
Robert H. Goddard, American rocketry pioneer, physicist, inventor and engineer, one of the founding father of modern rocketry, credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket (October 5, 1882 - August 10, 1945) was born Robert Hutchings Goddard in Worcester, Massachusetts. Robert Goddard successfully launched his model on March 16, 1926, ushering in an era of space flight and innovation. He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as 2.6 km (1.6 mi) and speeds as fast as 885 km/h (550 mph). Goddard's work as both theorist and engineer anticipated many of the developments that were to make spaceflight possible. He has been called the man who ushered in the Space Age. Two of Goddard's 214 patented inventions - a multi-stage rocket (1914), and a liquid-fuel rocket (1914) - were important milestones toward spaceflight. His 1919 monograph A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes is considered one of the classic texts of 20th-century rocket science. Goddard successfully applied three-axis control, gyroscopes and steerable thrust to rockets to effectively control their flight. Although his work in the field was revolutionary, Goddard received very little public support for his research and development work. The press sometimes ridiculed his theories of spaceflight. As a result, he became protective of his privacy and his work. Robert Goddard died of throat cancer aged 62 in Baltimore, Maryland. Years after his death, at the dawn of the Space Age, he came to be recognized as one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry, along with Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Hermann Oberth. He not only recognized the potential of rockets for atmospheric research, ballistic missiles and space travel but was the first to scientifically study, design and construct the rockets needed to implement those ideas. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center was named in Goddard's honor in 1959.