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
- Dr. Robert H. Goddard
- ca. 1925
- PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)
- Brass, solder
- Approximate: 2.54 x 22.86cm (1in. x 9in.)