Robert H. Goddard
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"Robert Hutchings Goddard" was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first Liquid-propellant rocket/liquid-fueled rocket, which he successfully launched on March 16, 1926. Goddard and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as and speeds as high 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.{{cite journal

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