ARS Rocket Motor No. 4

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.

  • 2011-00652

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Eric Long
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