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How were rockets made?
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How many rockets were made?
There were thousands of different types of rockets made. Military use of explosive rockets dates back over 700 years. In modern times rockets have been used to bombard armies from the ground, to attack ground positions from aircraft or to attack ground forces from ships. Rocket firing barges were one of the Allied forces greatest weapons on D-Day. Rockets today can launch space vehicles or send emergency flares up into the sky. - There is no way to count how many rockets were made, the numbers would run into millions.
What were early rockets made from?
The earliest rockets were made from black powder. The Chinese invented black powder and used them in simple rockets like you would buy today to celebrate the Fourth of July. The loose black powder was packed into rolled paper and a fuse was inserted that is made from paper and black powder. Later, rockets were made by forming black powder into a paste and molding it as a solid into a rocket chamber. This requires a little more skill and is very dangerous operation.