Originally Posted by numan

Tsiolkovsky for elegant analysis, Goddard for grubby tinkering:

Europe and America!


Goddard was a physicist, and his "grubby tinkering" - as you choose to dismiss it - was well-founded on the theoretical work that he did.

Your attitude reminds me so much of others I've met over the years who expressed a similar sense of the cultural equivalent of penis envy.

Life should be led like a cavalry charge - Theodore Roosevelt