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HISTORY OF ROCKETRY

Some people involved in rocket development (chronological order)


  • Archytas (c.428–c.350 BC)
  • Hero of Alexandria (1st century AD)
  • Albertus Magnus (1193–1280)
  • Bacon, Roger (c.1214–c.1292)
  • Froissart, Jean (c.1337–1410)
  • Biringuccio, Vannoccio (1480–1537)
  • Haas, Conrad (c.1509–1579)
  • Schmidlap, Johan (16th century)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1618–1655)
  • Tipu Sultan (c.1750–1799)
  • Ruggieri, Claude (fl. early 19th century)
  • Congreve, William (1772–1828)
  • De Laval, Gustav (1845–1913)
  • Kibalchich, Nikolai (1854–1881)
  • Ganswindt, Hermann (1856–1934)
  • Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin (1857–1935)
  • Maul, Alfred (1864–1941)
  • Hohmann, Walter (1880–1945)
  • von Pirquet, Guido (1880–1966)
  • Esnault-Pelterie, Robert (1881–1957)
  • Goddard, Robert (1882–1945)
  • von Hoefft, Franz (1882–1954)
  • Le Prieur, Yves Paul Gaston (1885–1963)
  • Paulet, Pedro E. (1874–1945)
  • Tsander, Fridrikh (1887–1933)
  • Winkler, Johannes (1887–1947)
  • Damblanc, Louis (1889–1969)
  • Tiling, Reinhold (1890–1933)
  • Valier, Max (1893–1930)
  • Oberth, Hermann (1894–1989)
  • Schmiedl, Friedrich (1902–1994)
  • S�nger, Eugen (1905–1964)
  • Tsien, Hsue-Shen (1911–)
  • von Braun, Wernher (1912–1977)
  • Wyld, James (1913-1953)

  • Rocket technology and places


  • "A" series of German rockets
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • aeolipile
  • black powder
  • Chinese fire-arrows
  • guided missiles, postwar development
  • Kummersdorf
  • Magdeburg Project
  • Mirak (Minimum Rakete)
  • NACA
  • OKB-1
  • OKB-52
  • OKB-586
  • Opel-RAK
  • Paperclip, Operation
  • Peenem�nde
  • "V" weapons
  • Verein f�r Raumschiffahrt