WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The metropolis of Worcester is launching a yr of festivities to honor Robert Goddard, a scientist and engineer whose discoveries helped pave the way in which for the area age.
The occasions are timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the primary manned moon touchdown on July 20.
The Telegram of Gazette reviews that Mayor Joseph Petty proclaimed Saturday as “National Robert Goddard Day” throughout a ceremony on the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary.
The Worcester native developed the primary liquid-fueled rocket, which was launched in close by Auburn in 1926.
Petty stated Goddard’s contributions to science in the end made the area program and moon touchdown attainable, together with modern-day expertise akin to cellphones and international positioning techniques.
Goddard died in 1945.