The Enigma of Robert H. Goddard, American Rocket Pioneer

Ask an Expert Live

August 30, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

On March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard was the first person in history to launch a liquid-fuel rocket. Yet he had little impact on the future development of rocket technology. Why was that the case? And what was his real importance to the history of spaceflight? Join early rocketry curator Michael Neufeld as he details Goddard’s fascinating life in this week's Ask an Expert on Facebook Live.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.