Robert H. Goddard
Robert H. Goddard (Andrew Robinson)
Actor Andrew Robinson
Seen F.L.A.S.H.!
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job Professor and inventor
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

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.

In 1908, Robert H. Goddard began a long association with Clark University, Worcester, where he earned his doctorate, taught physics, and carried out rocket experiments. 

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.

Robert H. Goddard published his classic treatise, A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes, in 1919. *

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