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American Scientist Robert Goddard

In 1917, Goddard received a grant of $5000 from the Smithsonian for his research in rocketry. In 1926, he launched his first liquid-fuel rocket. It went up 41'. Journalists laughed. Finally, in 1969, the New York Times apologized.

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