The Rocket Inventor – Robert Hutchings Goddard
presented by Tengku Syafi Furqan & Muhammad Adha
The Rocket Inventor, Robert Hutchings Goddard
Presented by (Student Name): Tengku Syafi Furqan & Muhammad Adha
Robot Name: The Rocket Robot
Building Concept: Connection of 2 motors.
Function: The motor will make the engine turn around and around.
Robert Hutchings Goddard Story
Robert Hutchings Goddard was born in October 1882 and died in August 1945. When he was a child, he became interested in science and his parents encouraged him by gifting him a microscope, telescope and a subscription to the Scientific American journal. After reading science fiction novel “The war of The Worlds” aged 16, Robert became fascinated with space flight.
Robert was not a healthy child and fell behind at school. Often too ill to attend classes, he became an avid read and he made good use of his local library. His health slowly improved and Robert Goddard attended South High Community School in 1901, graduating in 1904.
In 1912, Goddard moved to Princeton University with a research fellowship; however he left the following year suffering from tuberculosis. In 1915, he launched his first gunpowder rocket outside the university building, but realized they were very inefficient in converting energy into motion. On March 16 in 1926, he launched his first liquid fueled rocket; it reached a height of 41 feet and averaged a speed of about 60 miles per hour.