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Robert H. Goddard

1882 - 1945

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Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard successfully launched his rocket on March 16, 1926, which ushered in an era of space flight and innovation. He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, achieving altitudes as high as 2.6 km (1.6 mi) and speeds as fast as 885 km/h (550 mph).Goddard's work as both theorist and engineer anticipated many of the developments that would make spaceflight possible. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert H. Goddard has received more than 1,287,184 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Robert H. Goddard is the 153rd most popular physicist (up from 227th in 2019), the 702nd most popular biography from United States (up from 882nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Physicist.

Robert H. Goddard is most famous for his contributions to the development of modern rocketry. He was the first person to create and launch a liquid-fueled rocket.

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Among physicists, Robert H. Goddard ranks 153 out of 721Before him are Murray Gell-Mann, William Shockley, Hannes Alfvén, Javier Solana, Ratko Janev, and Hugh Everett III. After him are Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1882, Robert H. Goddard ranks 39Before him are Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Percy Williams Bridgman, Hans Geiger, Bela Lugosi, Moritz Schlick, and Rodolfo Graziani. After him are Nicolai Hartmann, Yanka Kupala, Lluís Companys, Boris Shaposhnikov, A. A. Milne, and René Coty. Among people deceased in 1945, Robert H. Goddard ranks 58Before him are Karl Hanke, Karl-Otto Koch, Stefan Banach, Georg Elser, Giovanni Agnelli, and Odilo Globočnik. After him are Vladimir Vernadsky, Kurt Knispel, Arthur Nebe, Fumimaro Konoe, René Lalique, and Heinrich Wölfflin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert H. Goddard ranks 702 out of 15,968Before him are Dashiell Hammett (1894), Estée Lauder (1906), Martin Cooper (1928), Ed O'Neill (1946), Hugh Everett III (1930), and Stephen Covey (1932). After him are Matt Groening (1954), James Tobin (1918), John Carpenter (1948), Robert Venturi (1925), David Copperfield (1956), and John Searle (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert H. Goddard ranks 18Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Hugh Everett III (1930). After him are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Leon Cooper (1930), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Michio Kaku (1947), and Steven Weinberg (1933).