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History of Rockets

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Transcript of History of Rockets

Rockets What is a rocket? Rockets are mostly thought to be a spaceship.
The word rocket could mean a type of engine. One of the first devices to use rocket principles was actually a wooden bird created around 400 B.C.
The Aeopile created by Hero of Alexandria, was a steam-propelled that turned water into steam.
In 1232, the chinese started to use rockets as fireworks and a type of weapon.
The earliest rockets were mainly used for display or for warfare. Early rockets Uses for rockets NASA originally used to build rockets for missions for the military.Rockets are also used to take people and supplies. Now NASA is creating a new rocket called a Falcon heavy lift. This rocket will be able to take big loads to the space station. How do rockets work Rockets work by a scientific rule called Newton's third law of motion.The rocket pushes on its exhaust, and then the exhaust pushes the rocket. The rocket then pushes the exhaust backward. The exhaust makes the rocket move forward. In 1696 , Robert Anderson created a guide on how create rocket molds, propellants, and calculations.
During the war of 1812, William Congreve improved the range of the rocket by 3,000 yards.
During WWII the Nazis created the very first long-range ballistic rocket. Rocket for warfare Citations http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/rocketry/
http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0313087/military-h.html
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/TRC/Rockets/history_of_rockets.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/04/05/spacex-reveals-plans-for-heavy-lift-rocket/ Atlas A rocket first developed as an Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Saturn The Saturn rocket, which was used to launch the Apollo Spacecraft.
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