Nell, Esther and Aunt Effie – The Story of the World’s First Liquid-Fuelled Rocket

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L.J. Carter Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Jerry Stone

Date: 16 March 2016
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

All of the rockets that have been used to send craft into space, to the Moon and planets can be traced back to March 16, 1926, when Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuelled rocket.  Dr Robert Goddard was one of the great pioneers of rocketry, and although his work was totally misunderstood and ridiculed by the New York Times and neglected by the government for many years, they both came to apologise and acknowledge Goddard’s expertise years later, and NASA named one of its major research centres after him.

March 16, 2016 will mark the 90th anniversary of the launching, and in this commemorative presentation you can discover the significance of Nell, Esther and Aunt Effie.

Biography
Jerry Stone has given presentations on space since 1969, having started when he was 14 years old at school. Now he runs Spaceflight UK, and has spoken at venues that have included The Edinburgh Festival, The Royal Institution, The British Science Festival, The Palace of Westminster, Sir Patrick Moore’s garden, and a rock festival!  He is described as “one of the leading speakers on space exploration”.

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