The Origins of Rocketry

Curious about how rockets get into the sky? Join Graham as he discusses the origins of rocket engines and the history behind the technology that is still in use today.

Sources: Robert Goddard, Goddard’s Experiments, Scott Manley’s Rocket Plumbing

Image Credit: RS-25 engine test (for NASA’s New Rocket)

By NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

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Graham Grable is an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering. Between playing with Arudinos and hanging out with friends, he can be found saving Jebediah in Kerbal Space Program. Graham also serves on the programming board of the Athens Science Café. You can find him online at or email him at More from Graham Grable.