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The GREAT Dr. ROBERT H. GODDARD.
Father of SPACE FLIGHT.
He believed that LIQUID FUELED ROCKETS could take man into SPACE.
The LEARNED men of the times (THE 1920'S), informed him of the FUTILITY of HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHT. Told him that ROCKETS CANNOT OPERATE in the VACUUM of SPACE! IMPOSSIBLE!
He PROVED THEM wrong!
After many SUCCESSES, in fact, there is a photo at the lower RIGHT that shows one, The US GOVERNMENT moved him from LANGLEY, VIRGINIA to ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO!
A FEW YEARS LATER, the ALIENS had that CRASH.....
When reporters were one day peppering WERNER VON BRAUN with questions about the HISTORY of Space Flight, he asked them abruptly "What? Do you know nothing of the TRUE FATHER of Space Flight? You have had your OWN GENIUS, ROBERT GODDARD!"
The GERMAN'S stole FREELY from GODDARD in designing their deadly V-2 Rockets!
GODDARD was AGHAST. He wanted only PEACEFUL APPLICATIONS of his IDEAS!