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  1. History of Rocketry Video

  2. China 2000 yrs ago Gunpowder Chase away evil sprits! BOOM Realization of military value 1000 AD  Fire Rockets Marco Polo used them as fireworks

  3. Early Military Examples • 1132 Kai Feng Fu Battlefield • Loud missile with 1/3 mile kill zone • 1241 Mongols attack Sejo (Hungry) • Expanded rocketry to Europe • By 1730, Germans had rockets with 120 lb payloads • Congreve Rocket – British • Used against US in War of 1812Fired 25,000 rockets in a single battle

  4. Early Military (Con’t) • US • Robert E Lee – 1846 • Rocket Battalion • Civil War • Not very effective – not much effort • Launch from Richmond to DC (100 miles) • Rocket was lost

  5. Modern Military • WW I • Attached to planes to shoot down enemy balloons • First air to air missiles

  6. Tsiolkovsky Russian – 1857 – 1935 Founding father of rocketry

  7. 1920’s and 1930’s • Robert Goddard – US • Werner Von Braun – Germany • Experimented with fuel types • Many advancements

  8. WW 2 • V1 – V2 “Buzz Bombs” • V2 • 50000 ft in altitude • 2000 mph • 1000 lb payload • Von Braun was captured by the United States (huge get) Video

  9. 1950’s Cape Canaveral White Sands, New Mexico

  10. Redstone Rocket US Army Early satellite launches Mercury Astronauts

  11. Saturn Rocket Apollo program Man to the Moon Video

  12. Space Shuttle Reusable Danger Video

  13. Future Rocket Systems Falcon 9

  14. Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle SDV Ares Series