Robert Goddard's first and last

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  1. Cap'n Jack

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    A replica of the first liquid fuel rocket is the top photo. The exhaust is that cone, near the top. The fuel and oxidizer, gasoline and liquid oxygen, is at the bottom. The black A-frame is just a stand to hols it before launch.

    The second one was last flown in 1941. It appears very sophisticated to me.
    https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/rocket-liquid-fuel-rh-goddard-1941-p-series

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    I’d say many still flying are his children and wouldn’t exist without him.

    Not all, just some. :)
     
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    If you are talking about modern liquid fueled rockets, yes. The pictures are the ones he made- the first and last ones he made. Quite a difference between them.
     
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