History of rocketry

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History of rocketry

  1. 1.  Archytas – wooden bird 400 B.C.  Hero of Alexandria – aeolipile 100 B.C.  Chinese – 1st Century – accident?  Chinese – Kai Keng – fire-arrows 1232 A.D.  Mongols – spread rockets to Europe
  2. 2.  Roger Bacon – gunpowder  Jean Froissart – launching tubes  Joannes de Fontana – surface running torpedo  16th Century – fireworks – Joann Schmidlap – “step rockets”  Legend of Wan Hu – 47 rocket chair
  3. 3.  17th Century – Isaac Newton  Late 18th Century – early 19th – weapons – Colonel William Congreve – British  War of 1812 – Used at Ft. McHenry  William Hale – “spin stabilization”
  4. 4.  Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) – liquid propellant – report on space exploration  Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) – “Father of Modern Rocketry” – liquid propellants  Hermann Oberth (1894-1989) – book on rocket travel into outer space  Wernher von Braun – V-2 Rocket
  5. 5.  Sputnik I October, 1957  Explorer I January, 1958 NASA – October 1958
  6. 6.  Sputnik I October, 1957  Explorer I January, 1958 NASA – October 1958

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