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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Washington, D. C., Oct 2 1916

Attention of Secretary Walcott.

The correspondent, R. H. Goddard of the Dept. of Physics Clark College Worcester Mass. has developed theoretically and in fact experimentally, a method applicable to raise meteorological apparatus to immense heights, far beyond those reached by present methods. Thus the highest free balloon flight so far is about 25 miles. Goddard claims the possibility of reaching several hundred miles altitude!

He proposes to do this