On this day in history, 1937, Dr. Robert Goddard’s L-B series rocket (L-13) reached its highest height of approximately 9,000 feet. The duration of the flight lasted 22.3 seconds.
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The L-B series were check tests of 5.75 inch-diameter chambers with fuels of several volatilities. In addition, Dr. Goddard also tested the development of tilting cap parachute releases, retractable air vanes, and parachutes with heavy shroud lines. He tested the series (L-8 though L-15) from November 24, 1930 until May 19, 1937.
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