On This Day – March 16 : The first rocket powered by liquid fuel was launched on this day in 1926

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With a flight time of only 2.5 seconds and reaching a height of 12 metres, the demonstration by American physicist Robert H. Goddard was revolutionary at the time, leading to a new field of rocket propulsion.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar