Who invented the space rocket?
The first rocket which could fly high enough to claim the title
"first space rocket" was invented by German scientists Werner Von
BraunA and Walter Riedel.B
The rocket was called V2 but was part of a program from Nazi Germany to attack Britain during World War 2. The first V2 to reach space was launched by Von Braun's team on the 3rd of October 1942.C
Essential to the success of the rocket were three key technologies. These were the large liquid fuel rocket engines, supersonic aerodynamics, and guidance and control. This rocket could reach maximum speeds of 5760 Km/h or mach 4+.
American Scientist Robert Goddard created and launched the first liquid fueled rocket on March 16, 1926.D From 1930 to 1935 he launched rockets that attained speeds of up to 885 km/h (550 mph). Though his work in the field was revolutionary, he was sometimes ridiculed for his theories. He received little support during his lifetime, but would eventually be recognized as one of the fathers of modern rocketry.
Other important predecessors:
A Greek named Archytas (a few centuries BC) made small wooden devices that flew, propelled by a jet of steam. Some people point to this as the first rocket.
In the centuries CE (around 8th century) the Chinese invented fireworks that were rocket like. Later (12 to 14 century) they made more advanced designs. These devices were actually used for warfare.
A Wernher von Braun: Wikipedia Entry
B Walter Riedel: Wikipedia Entry
C V-2: Wikipedia Entry
D Robert H. Goddard: Wikipedia Entry
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The A4-V2 rocket, the first rocket ever to reach space back in 1944, was developed by the Nazi government around 1938 and 1939. 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. In 2012 the world will end
The first manned space shuttle mission occurred on the 12th of April 1981. However it was the space shuttle Columbia, not the Saturn V rocket. The Saturn V rocket was first used for a manned mission on December the 21st 1968. Two very different space vehicles. The Saturn V rocket was used to send man to the Moon, where as the space shuttle is used to sent humans into Earth orbit.
The German scientists of World War 2 first created a rocket that reached space. The German V-2 (the A4 rocket weapon) was launched during World War II. According to test records, the first rocket to reach "space" was likely the fourth test launch on October 3, 1942. The first artificial satellite was launched by the USSR in 1957, the Sputnik 1, using the Soviet's R-7 rocket, most used for their ICBM missiles.
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Goddard did not create a rocket that went into space. He created the first liquid fuel rocket which was which lead to space rockets and for this is known as the father of modern rocketry. The first rocket to reach space was the V2 rocket made by the Germans during World War 2 as a weapon to deliver bombs.