Ninety years ago today, Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket from a farm owned by a cousin near Worcester, Mass. (He was born in Worcester and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.) Today that field is the Pakachoag Golf Course, and I bet the jokes about hitting a real rocket of a drive fly fast and furious.

Here’s a nice bit of history from Worcester:

Here’s some history from NASA, which has a Goddard Institute for obvious reasons:


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