Flight Testing in Roswell: Between 1920 and 1942Dr. Goddard performed 56 flight tests in Roswell. Each test brought refinements and new designs. Of the 32 flights produced, the best altitude was close to a mile and a half.
Solar Energy: Solar Energy was a natural interest for Dr. Goddard, as it is the only source of energy in outer space.
Explosive Propulsion: In 1919 Dr. Goddard suggested an unusual rocket propelled by a series of explosions in a cone-shaped reflector. The idea resurfaced in the 1960s at NASA where a prototype was successfully launched!
Creativity: These objects are just a few ofDr. Goddard's attempts at a reliable and efficient thrust chamber. He explored a wide variety of designs and materials.