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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: fort@yahoogroups.com Original Subject: [fort] Digest Number 1129 Original Date: 1 May
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2002
      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      Originally from: fort@yahoogroups.com
      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:
      http://technology.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/gl_pages/P33853b.html

      http://www.experienceroswell.com/goddard.htm

      http://www.roswellcvb.com/goddard.html

      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.

      Best,

      Theo

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