Innovations and History of the Rocket

Events

Rocket invented by Chinese

1232

The first multi-staged rocket is launched

1591

Spin stabilization is invented

1844

The first successful liquid-propellant rocket is launched

1926

V-2 rockets are invented

1942

Rockets undergo first atmospheric testing

1946

intercontinental ballistic missiles invented

1950 - 1959

Sputnik 1 is launched into oribit

1957

NASA, a major creator of rockets, is founded

1958

Rockets propel multiple probes into space in order to study celestial bodies

1961 - 1966

First man to orbit the earth on a rocket

1961

Rockets take people to the moon and back

1969

First rocket-propelled space shuttle launched into space

1981

Rockets continue to propel people and scientific instruments into space and beyond

2000 - 2016