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I refrained from writing another one, thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I am able to become a greater scientist than some of you, even without the title of doctor. ---->>>

Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible. ---->>>

If there is a small rocket on top of a big one, and if the big one is jettisoned and the small one is ignited, then their speeds are added. ---->>>

The rockets... can be built so powerfully that they could be capable of carrying a man aloft. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: June 25, 1894
Die: 12-28, 1989
Occupation: Scientist

Hermann Julius Oberth (German pronunciation: ['hɛrman 'ju:lɪʊs 'o:bɐt]; 25 June 1894 – 28 December 1989) was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, along with the French Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Russian Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and the American Robert Goddard (wikipedia)