|Robert H. Goddard|
|Job||Professor and inventor|
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Robert Hutchings Goddard, (1882 - 1945) was an American professor and inventor generally acknowledged to be the father of modern rocketry, introduced in Season 11 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Andrew Robinson.
Young Goddard’s imagination was inspired by the H.G. Wells space-fiction novel War of the Worlds, then serialized in the Boston Post.
While Goddard was engaged in building models of a space-bound vehicle, he was unaware that an obscure schoolteacher in a remote village of Russia was equally fascinated by the potential for space flight. In 1903 Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky (also see ep.905) wrote “Investigations of Space by Means of Rockets,” which many years later was hailed by the Soviet Union as the forerunner of space flight.
Appearances and Mentions
|Murdoch Mysteries Season 11|
| Up From Ashes • Merlot Mysteries • 8 Footsteps • The Canadian Patient • Dr. Osler Regrets • 21 Murdoch Street • The Accident • Brackenreid Boudoir • The Talking Dead • F.L.A.S.H.! • Biffers and Blockers • Mary Wept • Crabtree à la Carte • The Great White Moose • Murdoch Schmurdoch • Game of Kings • Shadows Are Falling • Free Falling • |
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