National Geographic : 2001 Jan
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback B. ANTHONYSTEWART SURVIVING IN SPACE Rocket Science Fedoras firmly planted, technicians from Robert H. Goddard's Roswell, New Mexico, workshop trans port pieces of a rocket to its launch site in January 1940. GEOGRAPHIC staff writer McFall Kerbey carries the nose cone. Goddard-the father of modern rocketry-had been persuaded by his friend Charles Lindbergh to allow the magazine access, but every launch that winter witnessed by Kerbey and photographer B. Anthony Stewart ended in failure. The article was eventually can celed, and Stewart's photographs of Goddard's earthbound rockets, including this one, were never published in the magazine. You can find this image as well as access the Flashback photo archives at national geographic.com/ngm/ flashback/0101. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)ISPUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 114517THSTNW,WASHINGTON, DC20036-4688$29.00A YEARFORU.S .DELIVERY, $5.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002, TAMPA, FL33663-3002.