Rocket Man

Robert Goddard’s ideas of sustainable rocket-powered flight were ridiculed by some colleagues early on, and laughed at in the press, but Goddard drove on and on March 16, 1926, he made the first successful launch of a liquid-fueled rocket, performed at his Aunt Effie’s farm in Connecticut.

Goddard’s achievements are commemorated on #C69, an Air Mail stamp issued in 1964.

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