This website is about how rockets came to be. It is a time line listing the evolution of rockets.
The first time solid rocket fuel was used, it was a kind of gunpowder. It was made in China and were bamboo tubes filled with gunpowder. They were made to scare away the evil spirits with their noise.
In the year 1045, the Chinese started using rockets in wars as weapons.
The Arabs started using rockets in 1258. In 1268, the Arabs used rockets against the French army of King Louis.
The use of rockets spread quickly to many other countries. By 1300, rockets were being used by the Europeans. Then, Italy started using rockets in 1500. Shortly after that, Germany and England started using them.
During the war of 1812, rockets came to America. During the start of the 20th century, a man named Robert Goddard started thinking of rockets powered by liquid fuel to take off and go into space.
In 1926, Goddard made a small liquid fueled rocket. Then launched it March 16th. The rocket flew about 152 feet.
In the year 1958, NASA was formed.
Finally, Actual space rockets were starting to be made. So far, there have been 24 successful launches and still counting.
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