Rocket Timeline

By jdickel
  • 100

    Where rockets were invented

    Where rockets were invented
    Rockets were first seen in China during the first century A.D.
  • Period: 100 to

    Uses over the centuries

    Used for ceremonial uses, warfare, and for transportation.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Europeans are exposed to rckets

    Europeans are exposed to rckets
    Europeans were exposed to rockets by the Mongols when Ghenghis Khan started conquering eastern Europe.
  • Jan 1, 1500


    Made a rocket powered chair. While testing he and the chair were blown to pieces by the rockets.
  • Where the name rocket came from.

    Where the name rocket came from.
    The name rocket came from Italy because rocchetto is rocket in Ialian and means projectile.
  • Sir William Congreve

    Sir William Congreve
    Designed rockets for the British military.
  • Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

    Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky
    1857-1935 suggested the use of liquid propellants for rockets. Using liquid propellants could give the rockets more range. Became known as the father of moder astronautics.
  • Idea of Space Exploration

    Idea of Space Exploration
    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed the idea of space exploration by rocket.
  • Robert H. Goddard

    Robert H. Goddard
    Tried to get rockets to achieve higher altitudes than lighter-than-air balloons.
  • Wernher Von Braun

    Wernher Von Braun
    1912-1977 Helped build and design the V-2 rocket. Later in America helped with the U.S. Space race with the Soviets.
  • V-2 Rocket

    V-2 Rocket
    Formidable weapon that when fired could devastate several city blocks.
  • Hermann Oberth

    Hermann Oberth
    1894-1989 His writings were important. Because of them, many small rocket societies sprang up around the world. In Germany, the Verein fur Raumschiffahrt is one and led to the development of the V-2 rocket, which was used against London during World War II.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    Sputnik was a Soviet rocket and was the first successful rocket to enter space.
  • Explorer I

    Explorer I
    First United State's rocket to enter space.
  • Future rocket fuel

    Future rocket fuel
    Plamsa engines are being experimented on for future rocket fuel.
  • Current Rocket Fuels

    Current Rocket Fuels
    Liquid propellant, cryogenic propellant, hypergolic propellant, mono-propellants, solid propellants, hybrid propellants.
  • Key aerodynamic ideas applying to rockets

    Key aerodynamic ideas applying to rockets
    Lift-parallel to the direction of motion
    Drag- opposite to the direction of motion
    Weight- parallel to the direction of motion
    Thrust- opposite to the direction of motion
  • Laws that explain how rockets work

    Laws that explain how rockets work
    An object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force.
    The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F=ma acceleration and force are vectors.
    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.