Simple Goddard Diorama
Scale 1:32 Published: November 16, 2010
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Robert H. Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was not only the first to launch a liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926.
He and his team launched 34 rockets between 1926 and 1941, and he he laid the foundation to rocket propulsion. He introduces things, we take for granted today like gyroscopic control, steering by means of vanes in the jet stream of the rocket motor, gimbal-steering, power-driven fuel pumps and other devices.
Although his work was revolutionary, Goddard received little public support, moral or monetary, for his research and development work.
In the field he often used sawhorses to support the rockets. So we have made a small diorama with Robert Goddard based on the photo to the left (Photo from NASA).
You can use it with all the scale 1:32 models of Goddard rockets desgined by Mark Lardas: