Pump Housing, Liquid Oxygen, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard, ca. 1925

Pump Housing, Liquid Oxygen, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard, ca. 1925

     

This pump housing is from one of Robert H. Goddard's first liquid oxygen pumps for his rockets, ca. 1925. In March 1926 Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fuel rocket, which burned gasoline and liquid oxygen.

Mrs. Robert H. Goddard donated this object to the Smithsonian Institution in 1959 as part of a large collection of artifacts from her husband.

Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Goddard

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Date
ca. 1925

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Brass, solder
Dimensions
Approximate: 2.54 x 22.86cm (1in. x 9in.)

This pump housing is from one of Robert H. Goddard's first liquid oxygen pumps for his rockets, ca. 1925. In March 1926 Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fuel rocket, which burned gasoline and liquid oxygen.

Mrs. Robert H. Goddard donated this object to the Smithsonian Institution in 1959 as part of a large collection of artifacts from her husband.

Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Goddard

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Date
ca. 1925

Type
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

Materials
Brass, solder
Dimensions
Approximate: 2.54 x 22.86cm (1in. x 9in.)

ID: A19590082000