Tuesday, October 06, 2009

On the history of Air Turbo Rockets and Robert Hutchings Goddard

Plasma Wind is featuring a great post on the history of the Air Turbo Rocket (ATR). The pioneering work on ATRs was performed by Robert Hutchings Goddard during his time in Roswell, New Mexico. and the article should prove interesting to all amateur rocket historians and fans of Dr. Goddard.  I wasn't aware of the Roswell Museum and Art Center (RMAC), which apparently has one of the best collections of Goddard artifacts, including a recreation of his workshop and his actual launch tower.  The article has some cool photos from the museum.

(My previous post on ATR's can be found here.)

I should also point out that October 5th was Dr. Goddard's birthday.  (hat tip to Wayne Hill)