Rocket Pump, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard

This is a centrifugal pump designed and made by U.S. rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard for forcing the propellants into the combustion chamber of a rocket motor. Most likely its dates from ca. 1938-1941, when he worked at his test site at Roswell, New Mexico, on his so-called P-Series, or pump series of rocket motors. The object was donated to the Smithsonian by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation for the Promotion of Aeronautics in 1985.

Daniel & Florence Guggeneheim Foundation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Steel rotor, bolts, and pipe projecting from bottom; threaded alumninum shaft at end; some copper components also
Dimensions
Overall: 32.39 x 22.86 x 13.97cm, 3.7kg (1ft 3/4in. x 9in. x 5 1/2in., 8.2lb.)

This is a centrifugal pump designed and made by U.S. rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard for forcing the propellants into the combustion chamber of a rocket motor. Most likely its dates from ca. 1938-1941, when he worked at his test site at Roswell, New Mexico, on his so-called P-Series, or pump series of rocket motors. The object was donated to the Smithsonian by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation for the Promotion of Aeronautics in 1985.

Daniel & Florence Guggeneheim Foundation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Steel rotor, bolts, and pipe projecting from bottom; threaded alumninum shaft at end; some copper components also
Dimensions
Overall: 32.39 x 22.86 x 13.97cm, 3.7kg (1ft 3/4in. x 9in. x 5 1/2in., 8.2lb.)

ID: A19850181000