Auburn in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Goddard Rocket Launching Site
Erected 1960 by The American Rocket Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1926.
Location. 42° 13.25′ N, 71° 48.833′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Upland Street, 0.4 miles east of Pakachoag Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Upland Street, Auburn MA 01501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. one mile away); John J. (Jack) Barry '10 (approx. 1.4 miles Bartholomew F. (Bart) Sullivan (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Green Island (approx. 2 miles away); Worcester (approx. 2 miles away); The Blackstone Canal: 1828-1848 (approx. 2 miles away); Jonas Rice Homesite (approx. 2.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The Goddard Rocket Launching Site is a National Historic Landmark commemorating the launch site of the world's first successful liquid-fueled rocket. The marker is located at the Pakachoag Golf Course clubhouse. An obelisk marking the launch site itself is about 1000 feet (300 m) southeast of the marker, at the "9th Fairway, between Tee and Green."
This marker was designated an AIAA Historic Aerospace Site in 2000 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Additional keywords. AIAA Historic Aerospace Site
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 146 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2021, by Janet Schexnayder of Slidell, Louisiana. 6. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. 7. submitted on August 30, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.