Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Voices from New Mexico's Space History
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the August 2019 installment.
Different quotations from New Mexico space pioneers appear on this page monthly. This is the August 2019 installment.
The following is an excerpt from the May 11, 1946, issue of Science News Letter. The article was titled "Rocket Devices Patented."

Rocket devices invented by the late Prof. Robert Goddard of Clark University and Roswell, N. Mex., are beginning to be made public.... Nine such patents, for which applications were filed during or before the [Second World] war, have been granted during the past few weeks....

Prof. Goddard was especially concerned with keeping the temperature of the combustion chamber within manageable limits. In several of his designs, this is done by wrapping around it a helical coil from the liquid nitrogen tank. The liquid nitrogen thus heated passed as a gas under pressure to the gasoline tank. Some of the combustion chambers revolve as the fuel burns; ribs or baffle-plates within them mix the fuel and oxygen more thoroughly....

Included among the nine patents are an exploratory research rocket, to be propelled by a series of explosive charges, automatically fed from a tubular magazine and set off in series....


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Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.


Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2019.

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The following is an excerpt from the May 11, 1946, issue of Science News Letter. The article was titled "Rocket Devices Patented."

Rocket devices invented by the late Prof. Robert Goddard of Clark University and Roswell, N. Mex., are beginning to be made public.... Nine such patents, for which applications were filed during or before the [Second World] war, have been granted during the past few weeks....

Prof. Goddard was especially concerned with keeping the temperature of the combustion chamber within manageable limits. In several of his designs, this is done by wrapping around it a helical coil from the liquid nitrogen tank. The liquid nitrogen thus heated passed as a gas under pressure to the gasoline tank. Some of the combustion chambers revolve as the fuel burns; ribs or baffle-plates within them mix the fuel and oxygen more thoroughly....

Included among the nine patents are an exploratory research rocket, to be propelled by a series of explosive charges, automatically fed from a tubular magazine and set off in series....



See previously featured quotes on the following pages:
        Voices Archives
for the current year
        2018 Voices Archives
        [2017 Voices Archives were lost in a computer crash]
        2016 Voices Archives
        2015 Voices Archives
        2014 Voices Archives
        2013 Voices Archives
        2012 Voices Archives
        2011 Voices Archives


Photo Credits
Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.


Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is
© Loretta Hall 2010-2019.

For more information about New Mexico's contributions to space exploration, visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
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For more information about New Mexico's contributions to space exploration, visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History.