ARS Rocket Motor No. 4

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ARS Rocket Motor No. 4

This motor was used in the flight of ARS #4 on Staten Island on September 9, 1934. It burned liquid oxygen and gasoline. That flight was the American Rocket Society’s most successful. The rocket reached a height of 382 feet, a distance of 1,585 feet, and a velocity approaching the speed of sound.

Image Number: 2011-00653
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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