Goddard, robert (1882-1945) ironically, his ideas did not go unnoticed by the germans, particularly wernher von braun who took goddard's plans from various journals and incorporated them into building the a-4 series of rockets--better known as the v-2--which constantly struck at europe in the last two years of world war two the army also. Home wernher von braun recollections of childhood: recollections of childhood early experiences in rocketry as told by werner von braun 1963 rocket propulsion is a fascinating field of engineering that did not exist as a career field when i was a boy one such crackpot, dr robert h goddard, is now credited with being the first to. American physicist dr robert h goddard dies 9 pictures embed dr werner von braun (l), hugh milton ii (c), and mrs robert goddard (r) at the dedication of the goddard rocket collection.
At the time, germany was highly interested in american physicist robert h goddard's research before 1939, german scientists occasionally contacted goddard directly with technical questions wernher von braun used goddard's plans from various journals and incorporated them into the building of the aggregat (a) series of rockets.
Their collaboration at the army’s peenemünde rocket center is legendary it launched wernher von braun into the forefront of the world’s foremost rocketry program (although robert goddard was testing liquid-fueled rockets in america, he was so secretive that von braun had not even heard of him till after the war.
Wernher von braun led the development of the rockets that carried the first americans into space and onto the moon robert goddard, von braun's team developed the v space history photo: dr. Wernher von braun, when asked about his work, following world war ii in the spring of 1945, goddard saw a captured german v-2 ballistic missile, in the naval laboratory in annapolis, maryland, where he had been working under contract.
If goddard had been european, would his neighbors in massachusetts and editorial writers at the new york times have treated him with the same scorn, or would they and the rest of america have embraced his as a visionary, as they later did with wernher von braun. Robert goddard and wernher von braun: men of ideas written by ozodi osuji phd robert goddard (1882-1945) was an american physicist and engineer who pioneered controlled liquid fueled rocketry he launched the first liquid fueled rocket in 1926 he is the father of modern rocketry.