“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Goddard, Maryland

Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Prince George s County, MD (602) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Calvert County, MD (153) Charles County, MD (149) Howard County, MD (140) Montgomery County, MD (708) Washington, DC (2409) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (345) Fairfax County, VA (689)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  HowardCounty(140) Howard County (140)  MontgomeryCounty(708) Montgomery County (708)   D.C.(2409) Washington (2409)  (345) Alexandria (345)  FairfaxCounty(689) Fairfax County (689)
Upper Marlboro is the county seat for Prince George's County
Goddard is in Prince George's County
      Prince George's County (602)  
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Charles County (149)  
      Howard County (140)  
      Montgomery County (708)  
      Washington, D.C. (2409)  
      Alexandria, Virginia (345)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (689)  
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Delta Launch Vehicle
The Delta placed its first successful payload, ECHO 1A, into orbit on August 12, 1960. Since then, Deltas have lifted over 200 payloads into space, earning it the nickname of "workhorse.'Map (db m145673) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Grooved Runway
This runway section was part of a NASA Wallops Island aeronautics study conducted in the 1960s. The study showed that grooved concrete surfaces deter aircraft tire hydroplaning. Now, many state highway departments use similar pavement to reduce car . . . Map (db m145689) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Iris
The Iris is one of NASA's earliest sounding rockets. Iris was used for flight tests between 1960 and 1962.Map (db m145694) HM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Javelin (Argo D-4)
The Javelin, one of NASA's largest sounding rockets, has been used to study radio astronomy, and ionospheric and magnetospheric phenomena. Javelin can carry a 65 kg payload to a 800 km altitude. NASA's first Javelin was launched in 1959.Map (db m145691) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Moon Tree(Sycamore)
This tree grew from a seed carried around the moon by Apollo 14’s Command Module in 1971. The seed was one of many taken aboard Apollo 14 to study the effects of prolonged weightlessness on seed germination and seedling growth. The tree was planted . . . Map (db m145696) HM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Nike-Black Brant
This is a two-stage sounding rocket used for scientific research. Black Brant represents a family of Canadian-built rockets that date back to 1956. The rocket's name comes from a type of goose that inhabits both Canada and NASA's Wallops Island, . . . Map (db m145677) HM
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7Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Nike-Tomahawk
The Nike-Tomahawk's near-constant acceleration and adjustable upper stage fins make it a highly versatile member of NASA's sounding rocket fleet. The Nike-Tomahawk was first launched in 1965.Map (db m145693) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Polar Robotic Ranger
Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to minus 22 F, NASA's new polar rover recently demonstrated in Greenland that it could operate completely autonomously in one of Earth's harshest environments. The robot known as GROVER, which stands for . . . Map (db m145674) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), Goddard — Sounding Rockets
Sounding rockets are effective, low cost, research tools used for direct atmospheric measurements and for a variety of experiments in space science, applications, and technology. They also flight test materials, instruments, and experiments for . . . Map (db m145692) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022