Goddard Rocket Replica Project
In recognition of the 2003 celebration of the Centennial
of Flight, and understanding its importance in the history
of the rocket business, a team of engineers from NASA Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has constructed
several exact replicas, both for static exhibit and flight,
of the first ever liquid-fueled rocket constructed and flown
by Dr. Robert H. Goddard in 1926. The links below will provide
you with some of the information, images, videos and other
documentation that have been collected and generated in support
of this Project.
- Describes what the purposes of the Goddard Rocket Replica
Project are, its schedule, who is working on it, how they
are accomplishing its objectives and why we think it is
- Describes a small part of the information and data generated
so far on the current effort as well as some detailed
specifications of the original design.
- Describes the historical significance of the 1926 Goddard
rocket flight and how it relates directly to NASA's accomplishments
and work done at Marshall Space Flight Center afterwards.
Patents - Contains
a lists all 214 of Robert Goddard's United States patents,
with detailed information for several of them.
- Contains still images of the people and hardware of
the 1926 effort and the modern Project, component construction,
assembly and hotfire testing, as well as classic images
of the original 1926 rocket and of Dr. Goddard.
Videos - Several
short movies of people working on the modern Project,
a hotfire test and some comments by Wernher Von Braun
and Robert Goddard's wife Esther on the first flight.
Educational Resources - Links to K-12 educational articles and activities related to study of Dr. Goddard and liquid
- Related Links
- Links to other websites containing more information about
Dr. Robert Goddard as well as sources for more information
on the NASA MSFC 2003 Goddard Rocket Replica Project.
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