Dr. Robert Goddard invented the first liquid-fueled rocket. By 1926, Goddard had constructed and successfully tested the first rocket using liquid fuel. The flight of Goddard’s rocket was on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Massachusetts. During his lifetime Dr Goddard designed, built and launched 35 rockets of increasing sophistication.
Previous and Modern Rockets
The first rocket to go into space was created by a team of German scientists, led by Wernher von Braun. It was a V-2 rocket used by Germany in World War II. Roger Goddard's rocket is liquid-fueled and is used in modern rocketry. Space rockets today are very similar to the invention of Robert Goddard. Liquid-fueled rockets invented by Robert Goddard are used today.