Rockets and Missiles

The rocket, a reaction-propulsion device that carries all of its propellants internally, has been around for almost a millennium since its invention in China. But the twentieth-century saw a technological explosion of new rocket-propulsion systems, using both solid and liquid propellants. Rocket-powered vehicles were developed for two primary purposes: spaceflight and weaponry. Guided missiles also appeared in the mid-twentieth century with air-breathing propulsion systems, and these are included in the National Air and Space Museum’s Rockets and Missiles collection. Among its highlights are: the world’s best collection of artifacts from American rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, an extensive collection of German World War II missile and rocket artifacts, a large number of American Cold War missiles and launch vehicles, and rocket engines from small thrusters to a gigantic F-1 motor from the Saturn V Moon rocket.

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  • Missile, Air-to-Air, Falcon GAR-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Date: 1954- ca.1962
    Type: CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Falcon GAR-1D
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of Hughes Aircraft
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Falcon GAR-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of Hughes Aircraft
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Missile, Air-to-Ground, Falcon AGM-76A
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Type: CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
  • Missile, Air-to-Ground, Falcon AGM-76A
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Transferred from Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Type: CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets