March 16 1926 – Robert Goddard Launches the First Liquid-Fueled Rocket

March 16 1926 – Robert Goddard Launches the First Liquid-Fueled RocketRate this post Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the middle of a flat stretch of farmland 40 miles southeast of Boston, physicist Robert Goddard gave hope to starry-eyed dreamers everywhere on March 16, 1926. Almost 30 years after wondering what it would take for people to fly to Mars, he launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, a revolutionary concept that forms the basis of space travel to this day. Growing up in central Massachusetts during the latter part of the 19th century, Goddard was fascinated by the rapid advance of technology around his Worcester home. Experiments with electricity were just beginning […]