This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Goddard
Approximate: 2.54 x 22.86cm (1in. x 9in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)