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


Display Status:

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert H. Goddard


Brass, solder


Approximate: 2.54 x 22.86cm (1in. x 9in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


ca. 1925


PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)

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