Who is considered to be the father of modern rocketry?

Dr. Robert H. Goddard- American Rocketry Pioneer

Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard is considered the father of modern rocket propulsion. A physicist of great insight, Goddard also had a unique genius for invention. It is in memory of the brilliant scientist that NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland was established on May 1, 1959.