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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  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, F-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: 1963
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Redstone Missile, and Separate Pump
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from U.S. Army
    Date: 1958
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1975
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1969
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1A
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1969
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1975
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1969
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, J-2
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: 1964
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, S-3D for Jupiter Missile
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: 1958
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, for Jupiter Missile
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
    Date: ca. 1956-1963
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1975
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
  • Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1, Cutaway
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: ca. 1958-1969
    Type: PROPULSION-Rocket Engines