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On This Day – July 07 : Robert Goddard obtained the first of a series of patents for his 'rocket apparatus' designs on this day in 1914

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The first of these rockets was successfully launched on 16th March 1926 by the American scientist and his colleagues in Auburn, Massachusetts. It was fuelled by liquid oxygen (O2) and gasoline, and reached a height of 12.5 metres.

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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