Fwd = [fort] Roswell, New Mexico, is the birthplace of the space age
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Originally from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Subject: [fort] Digest Number 1129
Original Date: 1 May 2002 21:04:59 -0000
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Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 12:51:18 +0200
From: "Theo" <th.paijmans@...>
Subject: Roswell "UFO Crash" Cover-Up Of Nuke Accident? Nope, it was Goddard
An area of silence surrounds the fact that in the 1920's and '30's,
America's first rocket testflights were held there, by Robert H. Goddard:
Roswell, New Mexico, is the birthplace of the space age. Though many people
around the world associate Roswell with the purported crash of a UFO near
the city in July 1947, The community's link to space travel is more earthly..
Robert Hutchings Goddard, the "Father of the Liquid Fuel Rocket," conducted
his experiments on the outskirts of Roswell during the 1920s and 1930s.
From his launch sites near Roswell, Dr. Goddard was the first to send a
motion picture camera aloft in a rocket. It also was Goddard who first used
a parachute to bring his launched rockets back to earth safely.
See for instance:
Now for some Fortean connections. Goddard's early supporter was Charles
Lindbergh, who we also see hovering at the edges in the mysterious case of
Hendershott's fuelless motor. Lindbergh's assistent was one Donald Keyhoe,
who not only wrote scioence fiction for the pulps in the 20's, but would
later on become one of most influential the ETH proponents in ufology.
Interestingly, Goddard began his lifelong quest after having read Wells'War
of the Worlds in 1898, (coincidentally a year after the airship wave ended
we might add), meanwhile, in Germany, young Werner von Braun picked up the
other Martian novel (auf Zwei planeten) by Kurt Lasswitz, published in the
same year as H.G. Wells, which made him embark on his lifelong journey.
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