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Early Rockets - Dr. Goddard's 1926 rocket configuration

Early Rockets. Dr. Robert H. Goddard and liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket.

Wernher von Braun. Herman Oberth's Kegelduese liquid rocket engine being certified.

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

Early Rockets A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2)

Early Rockets - Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2

Huntsville, Alabama

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Around Marshall. Arsenal workers from Huntsville, Alabama.

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2

Early Rockets - A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2).

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries

Early Rockets: German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Wernher von Braun

Early Rockets: V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in 1946.

Early Rockets V2 static test

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Wernher von Braun

Mercury capsule and escape system on top of a booster

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Mercury Project

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Saturn Apollo Program

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Space Station

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Redstone launch photographed here, from November 17, 1954, was the fifth launch of a Redstone rocket. n/a

Early Rockets

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Early Rockets

Wernher von Braun

----History

Navaho in flight, 1957. Navaho is a surface-to-surface missile developed by North American Aviation under the U.S. Air Force Navaho Program. The Navaho engine was an improvement of the V-2 engine. Though program began in March 1946 and was cancelled in July 1957, the research to develop the Navaho engine contributed to the development of the Redstone, Jupiter, Thor, and ATLAS engines. n/a

Jupiter Missile on test stand

Jupiter Missile

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Early Rockets

Wernher von Braun in Huntsville, AL

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) - Wernher von Braun

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Wernher von Braun

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Early Rockets

Wernher von Braun

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO)

Wernher von Braun

Mercury Project

Mercury Project

Wernher von Braun

Saturn Apollo Program

Mercury Project

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Mercury Project - original seven astronauts

John H. Glenn - Mercury Project

Mercury Project

Mercury Project

Mercury Project - L. Gordon Cooper, Jr

Saturn Apollo Program

Squirrel monkey, Able - Early Rockets

Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test - Early Rockets

Jupiter (AM-18) - Early Rockets