Who made the first rockets?

The Chinese made the first ‘rockets’ about 1,000 years ago, but they were more like fireworks than today’s space rockets. They were flaming arrows that were fired from a basket using gunpowder.

Amazing! You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to build rockets. Lots of people make mini rockets as a hobby. There is even a yearly contest, when people show off their latest creations!

Is it true? Thrust SSC is a rocket-powered car.

No. Thrust SSC, the fastest car, has two jet engines. A jet engine could not power a space mission, because it needs air and there’s no air in space.

When did the first liquid-fuel rocket fly?

In 1926, American Robert Goddard launched a 3.5 metre long rocket. It flew about as high as a two-storey house, nowhere near outer space, and landed 56 metres away. The flight lasted just two-and-a-half seconds.

Who built a rocket for war?

Wernher von Braun invented the V2, a rocket missile used by the Germans in World War II. After the war, von Braun moved to the United States, to help with the new American space programme.

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