Goddard Rocket Launching Site

Ninth fairway, Pakachoag Golf Course, Pakachoag Rd., Auburn, Massachusetts

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Photo taken by Marc Belanger in April 2010

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Description 

Dr. Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-propellant rocket here in 1926, setting the course for future developments in rocketry. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000654
Areas of significance
Science; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Underwater; Research facility
Current functions
Monument/marker; Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1926
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • March 22, 2015: New photos from Marc Belanger

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