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A Brief History of Rocketry

A Brief History of Rocketry

Today, rockets routinely take astronauts into space, launch satellites and do tests in the upper atmosphere. But it's really only been in the past 70 years or so that these machines have been used for applications leading to space exploration.

The principles of rocketry were tested out more than 2,000 years ago, and it was a long road through military and other applications before people were launched on these machines. On our next report, Eric gives us a brief history of rocketry.