24 November 2011

Invention of the Rocket - Historical Inventions and Ideas Series, Idea 17

The first liquid-fueled rocket was first designed and built in 1926 by Robert Goddard. He built many rockets in his lifetime, reaching heights of 2.6 km and speeds of 885 km/h.

Goddard's work was important to space exploration during the Space Age, even though it came 30 years later. Many rockets used during the space age were based on Goddard's designs and he is considered a founding father of modern rocketry.


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