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GODDARD, Robert H. A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1919.
8o. 10 plates. Original printed wrappers, uncut and partially unopened (minor chipping to lower spine end and upper margin of upper cover).
FIRST EDITION. A seminal paper, proposing that jet propulsion can be used to attain escape velocity. Goddard suggested that his theory could be proven by crashing a flash-powder missile on the moon. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Volume 71, Number 2.
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