ABOUT HIS ROCKET TO THE MOON. ROBERT H. GODDARD. Historically Important TLS: "R.H. Goddard", 1p, 8¼x11. Clark College, Worcester, Mass., 1921 March 7. To William L. Straus, Jr., Baltimore. On stationery listing Goddard and C.E. Melville as Professors in the Department of Physics of Clark College. In full: "In reply to your letter of March 3, I might say: 1) The work at present is confined to the construction of a small model and there is no immediate prospect of financing anything more than this. 2) Regarding your second question, I admit that there is no oxygen in the atmosphere on the moon, but beg to call attention to the fact that any of the commercial flash powders contain an oxygen-carrying compound, which is usually potassium chlorate. The experiment which has been given considerable publicity took this fact into account, the flashes being exploded in a glass container in which the pressure had been reduced to about 1/60 of atmospheric pressure." Goddard began experimenting with rockets in 1908, when he demonstrated that rockets could operate in a vacuum. In 1914, Goddard received two U.S. patents. One was for a rocket using liquid fuel. The other was for a two or three stage rocket using solid fuel. read more...
Aviation & Space | Questionaires
LOREN ACTON He fills out and signs a short questionnaire, submitting answers such as, "My favorite food is...Thai" Questionnaire signed: "Loren W. Acton", 6½x3¾ card. Acton responds to a series of questions: favorite animal - "?"; favorite food - "Thai"; favorite movie - "Fantasia"; favorite music - "Hayden" read more...
Sale Price $108.00
BUZZ ALDRIN Buzz Aldrin answers questions about his career. Questionnaire Signed: "Buzz Aldrin" with holograph additions, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1978 February 8. A collector typed four questions; Aldrin answered each in holograph. In full: "Q. read more...
Sale Price $1,020.00
LEE A. ARCHER Lee A. Archer, the only confirmed ace among the Tuskegee Airmen, signed this short questionnaire. Questionnaire signed: "Lee A. Archer, Jr.", 6½x3¾ card. Archer supplies a handwritten read more...
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WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT A questionnaire filled out by the X-15 pilot, citing his favorite food as 'steak' and his favorite film as The Quiet Man Questionnaire signed: "Wm J Knight", 6½x3¾ card. read more...
Sale Price $162.00
BRUCE PETERSON The famous astronaut responds to a questionnaire revealing what his favorite food, animal, movie and music was, signed in black ink Questionnaire signed: "Bruce Peterson" in black ink. 6½x3¾. read more...
Sale Price $198.00
FRANCIS M. ROGALLO Inventor of the hang-glider Questionnaire signed: "Francis M. Rogallo", 6½x3¾ card. His handwritten responses to a series of printed, personal questions: favorite animal read more...
Sale Price $90.00