WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16: SPACE PIONEER
Profile America -- Wednesday, March 16th. On this date in 1926, rocket pioneer Robert Goddard successfully launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts. He had dedicated his life to rocket development from his teenage years. After working with liquid fuels, he developed solid fuels, used in current rocket engines. Today, space flight is an accepted part of modern life, from communications satellites to telescopes, probes to Mars and into deep space. While the last shuttle missions are scheduled for this year, the U.S. is projected to spend more than $17 billion on a wide variety of space and other scientific projects. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 174
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 815
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau