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Rocket man : the story of Robert Goddard

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the life and discoveries of a pioneer of space travel shows how his research and ideas shaped modern aeronautics, and discusses his experimental failures, as well as his many successes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Robert Hutchings Goddard; Robert Hutchings Goddard; Robert Hutchings Goddard
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Streissguth
ISBN: 0876148631 9780876148631
OCLC Number: 30919257
Description: 88 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A curious boy --
A gifted student --
Dreams of flight --
Figuring it out --
Lift off --
Crashing and burning --
The race for space --
At Mescalero ranch --
Reaching new heights --
A secret science --
A threat from Germany --
The last launches --
JATOs, PBYs, and V-2s.
Responsibility: Tom Streissguth.

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An exploration of the life and discoveries of a pioneer of space travel shows how his research and ideas shaped modern aeronautics, and discusses his experimental failures, as well as his many successes.

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