Goddard

9058 P-L. Discovered 1960 Oct. 17 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of the American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945). Beginning in 1906, Goddard combined theory and practice in a long career of building and testing rockets. While he dedicated himself to the development of rockets, including the first test of a liquid fuel rocket in 1926, Goddard never lost sight of its ultimate purpose - the exploration of space. (M 34351)

Name proposed and citation prepared by SBNC.

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