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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rockets

The first gunpowder-powered rockets were developed in the Song Dynasty in China by the .... Bacon has been credited by some authors as the inventor of gunpowder (although the first to use it were Chinese), because around 1261 he ..... The V-2 evolved into the American Redstone rocket, used in the early space program.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Goddard

Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is ... He has been called the man who ushered in the Space Age. ... He not only recognized the potential of rockets for atmospheric research, ballistic missiles and space travel but was the first to ...

www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/history/dr_goddard.html

Dec 5, 2016 ... A physicist of great insight, Goddard also had a unique genius for invention. It is in memory of this brilliant scientist that NASA's Goddard Space Flight ... Indeed, the flight of Goddard's rocket on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, ...

howthingsfly.si.edu/ask-an-explainer/who-built-first-rocket

Feb 11, 2012 ... The first rocket was invented around 1100 AD in China. ... essential principles and to realize the rocket was the means to travel into space.

www.reference.com/science/invented-first-space-rocket-ab344e87549f7bb2

The first rocket to go into space was created by a team of German scientists, led by Wernher von Braun. It was a V-2 rocket used by Germany in World War II.

www.space.com/29295-rocket-history.html

May 2, 2015 ... The principles of rockets go back thousands of years, from powering ... With the invention of smaller satellites such as CubeSats, it's now ...

www.universetoday.com/34597/first-rocket

For example, solid rockets that were used in space programs had steel casings. ... The first rockets that were used in modern rocketry was invented by Dr. Robert  ...

www.engineersgarage.com/invention-stories/history-of-rockets

His laws give a peep into how the rockets functions and how are they able to work in vacuum of the outer space. His laws were soon seen to impact designing of ...

www.thoughtco.com/invention-and-history-of-rockets-1992375

Aug 31, 2016 ... Introduction: From Weapons to Space Travel. Share; Pin ... William Hale, another British inventor, invented the stickless rocket in 1846. The U.S. ...

www.quora.com/Who-invented-the-rocket

Although the Chinese are credited with having invented the rocket as early as the 3rd Century ... He conceived of fuel pump systems, space stations, rockets with steering thrusters, airlocks for spacewalks, optimal trajectories for returning ...