Wednesday, March 16, 2005

On This Day: First Liquid-Fueled Rocket

Rocket Man
A Zodiac 2 and Navy Polaris missle at the Goddard Park
in Auburn, Massachusetts | Taken by Brian

Seventy-nine years ago today, Dr. Robert Goddard successfully launched the world's first liquid-fuel powered rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts, USA. More photos in this set.

To all you Zodiac-owning history buffs out there: The "On This Day" category is meant to show your Zodiac combined with history. Photos and a summary of the historical event will be featured on the anniversary date. Please submit "On This Day" themed photos at least 48 hours in advance.

There is a lot of history in the books, quite a number of Zodiac owners around the world, and 365 days in a year. Get to work!