[FPSPACE] Image of Robert H. Goddard from National Geographic circa 1940
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:13:32 -0500
National Geographic Magazine's never before published archive
of photographs for January, 2001 includes this image of rocket
pioneer Robert H. Goddard and his assistants carrying a rocket
to the launch pad in January of 1940.
None of Goddard's flights were successful during the NGM writer's
visit, so the article he wrote up never got published in the magazine.
I have to wonder if space travel might have gotten wider public
support and sent a satellite into Earth orbit sooner if the
article had made it into NGM, considering how many people read
it on a global scale? Just speculating.
Quest magazine published the NGM article (sans photos) in
its Summer, 1996 (Vol. 5, No. 2) issue: