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Dr. Robert H. Goddard, NASA history collection

Dr. Robert H. Goddard, NASA history collection

Full Description: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945). Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the father of American rocketry and as one of the pioneers in the theoretical exploration of space. Robert Hutching... More

Henry Sachs with Robert Goddard's Rocket in New Mexico

Henry Sachs with Robert Goddard's Rocket in New Mexico

Henry Sachs, machinist, is shown with Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket used in the first flight at Roswell, New Mexico on December 30, 1930. The rocket attained an altitude of about 2,000 feet and speed of about ... More

Dr. Goddard Transports Rocket, NASA history collection

Dr. Goddard Transports Rocket, NASA history collection

Dr. Robert H. Goddard tows his rocket to the launching tower behind a Model A Ford truck, 15 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. 1930- 1932. Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the "Father of American Rocket... More

Dr. Robert Goddard, NASA history collection

Dr. Robert Goddard, NASA history collection

Description: (c. 1932) The Goddard Space Flight Center was named in honor of Dr. Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development. Dr. Goddard received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in ... More

Robert Goddard's Rocket After Flight

Robert Goddard's Rocket After Flight

Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket after flight in New Mexico on April 19, 1932. Those carrying the rocket are (left to right): Nils Ljungquist, machinist; most likely Charles Mansur, welder; Goddard's brother-in-l... More

Close-up of Gyroscope for Goddard's Rocket

Close-up of Gyroscope for Goddard's Rocket

A close-up of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's gyroscope and associated parts used in the stabilization of the rocket tested April 19, 1932, in New Mexico. The rocket was also painted to show whether revolution about it... More

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh took this picture of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket looking down the launching tower on September 23, 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1935 Goddard launched the A-series of tests on roc... More

Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program - Research Technology

Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program - Resea...

Originally investigated in the 1960's by Marshall Space Flight Center plarners as part of the Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program, nuclear-thermal rocket propulsion has been more rece... More

Kiwi-A Prime Atomic Reactor

Kiwi-A Prime Atomic Reactor

Kiwi-A Prime is one of a series of atomic reactors for studying the feasibility of nuclear rocket propulsion, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Developed by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for the U.S. Atomic Ene... More

Small Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Drop Tower Tests

Small Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Drop Tower Tests

A researcher fills a small container used to represent a liquid hydrogen tank in preparation for a microgravity test in the 2.2-Second Drop Tower at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewi... More

Stennis Visitors Center and Administrative Complex

Stennis Visitors Center and Administrative Complex

Description This aerial view shows the John C. Stennis Space Center Visitors Center and main Administrative complex. The Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi is NASA's lead center for rocket prop... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, CA

Pacific Furnace, 6633 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, ...

Significance: The Pacific Brazing Furnace is located at the south end of the Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California. This facility played a key role in the development of the technology for using hydrog... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Bo...

Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the developmen... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX

Space Transportation System, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA...

Significance: The Orbiter Discovery, OV-103, is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in the context of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program (1969-2011) under Criterion A ... More