When was the rocket invented?

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The first rockets were invented in China sometime between the 9th and 13th centuries (A.D). These were black powder rockets that were essentially what we would call fireworks today, but were technically what are known as solid fuel rockets.

Significant improvements in solid fuel rockets were made by William Congreve in England in the early 19th century.

The Russian Konstantine Tsiolkovsky was the first to seriously propose a liquid fueled rocket in 1903.

The first successful liquid fueled rocket was built by Robert Goddard of the U.S., and patents were issued in 1914. Goddard's first successful liquid fueled rocket launch was in 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts.

They were as much a psychological weapon as a physical one, for they were rarely or never used except alongside other types of artillery.

The first rocket reached space on October 3, 1942. It was the V2 rocket made by the Germans as a ballistic missile to deliver bombs during World War 2.

Sputnik Rocket, the first rocket to launch a payload into orbit back in 1957, was developed by the Soviet Union in the mid 1950s.

Vostok 8K72K, the first rocket used to launch a person into space back in 1961, was developed shortly after the sputnik rocket.

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