Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Goddard with Vacuum Tube Device

Title: 
Goddard with Vacuum Tube Device
Full Description: 
Robert H. Goddard with vacuum tube apparatus he built in 1916 to research rocket efficiency. Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard is commonly referred to as the father of American rocketry. The same year he built the apparatus, Goddard wrote a study requesting funding from the Smithsonian Institution so that he could continue his rocket research, which he had begun in 1907 while still a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A brilliant physicist, with a unique genius for invention, Goddard may not have succeeded had it not been for the Smithsonian Institution and later the Daniel Guggenheim Foundation and his employer the Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Clark University. The former gave him research monies while the Institute provided leaves of absence so that he could continue his life's work. He was the first scientist who not only realized the potential of missiles and space flight, but also contributed directly to making them a reality.
Date: 
01/01/1916
NASA Center: 
Goddard Space Flight Center
Subject Category: 
Rocket Propulsion
Keywords: 
Goddard
Audience: 
General Public
facet_where: 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
facet_when: 
01-01-1916
facet_when_year: 
1907
Image #: 
74-H-1052
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001338.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001338
Center: 
GSFC
Center Number: 
74-H-1052
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001338
Creator-Photographer: 
Unknown
Original Source: 
DIGITAL