The Curious Case of Rockets

by Muhammed Faalih Shakir
The Curious Case of Rockets

Once upon a time, a man, a genius and an inventor failed miserably but overcame the past. Robert H Goddard was the father of rockets. Every day he was criticized for his utter failures. But one day, everything changed as this man became a part of our history books for inventing the rocket. The developing rockets are said to look like the old ones rather than the ones we are using nowadays. As usual, these rockets can take astronauts to space. They have the capability to take equipment to the international space station. All rockets move by newton's third of motion. Are rockets important? If so, How? First of all, video and audio, we get live on our television. Because of this, it plays a crucial role in our lives. Television has become a fundamental part of every home nowadays. Rockets have the capability to travel throughout space. Because of this, It has and will cure human curiosity. I personally believe it will help us discover thousands of unearthed secrets that lay hidden in our minds.

(Most of the rockets before this date were accidents.)

It was 4th October 1957. The date humanity achieved the first milestone in the discovery of modern space travel. More than half a century has passed since humans achieved this success. Humanity has achieved several milestones since its first success. Throughout the process, the name "rocket" came into being. The name rocket originates from the Italian word rocchetta meaning "bobbin" or "little spindle".

Robert Goddard's success as the father of rockets. He was the one who lit the torch of rocket propulsion to the world. Robert Goddard is known for the first launch of a liquid fuelled rocket.

Rockets commonly consume two types of fuel. Liquid fuel and solid fuel. For example, aluminium is one of the main solid fuels used for rocket propulsion. Meanwhile, kerosene and liquid hydrogen are common examples of liquid fuels. Apart from that, rockets can be described in many ways. It is most commonly referred to as a cylindrical shaped long vehicle. This is not exactly accurate since it can also be referred to as an engine. The simplest way to describe this would be to say it can be referred to as an engine or a vehicle.

Many wonder how this vehicle travel in space. It's not very easy to understand the concept of how rockets shift in space. Rockets process with Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion. His third law says that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The rocket pushes on its exhaust. The exhaust pushes the rocket, too. The rocket pushes the exhaust backwards. The exhaust makes the rocket move forward. An example of this law on earth would be; If you hit a brick wall with your fist, you would feel pain. This is caused by the force that your fist applies. The amount of force you expel in your fist will be the equal and opposite force which your fist feels when you hit a wall.

This law is the law which all rockets use. It would be impossible to launch rockets without the use of this law. It has never been, isn't, and never will be able to work without this law. Speaking of the future of rockets, the new rockets are bound to look like the old ones. They will be long in height, thin and round, unlike the space shuttle. The development of the rockets called "heavy lifts" are worth pointing out.

It is an orbital launch vehicle capable of lifting between 20,000 to 50,000 kg or between 20,000 to 100,000 kilograms into low Earth orbit. The role of rockets plays a significant role in our lives.

Rockets deliver satellites we use daily to space. For example, The satellites that are delivered fulfil the role of providing the signal for our mobile phones and televisions. This generation has combined itself with smart devices. Living without this would not be possible. This is why rockets play a significant role in our lives.

In conclusion, rockets play a significant role in our lives. It has left its mark on history. It has and will cure human curiosity. It will help us discover thousands of unearthed secrets that lay hidden in our minds.

Reference: › shuttle › main Space Shuttle | NASA, Newton's Third Law of Motion Examples in Everyday Life ›...How Rocket got its name… and other naming tales from the Rainhill Trials › Nasa-Knows What Is a Rocket? | NASA

Author biography

Muhammed Faalih Shakir is a 13 year old from HA. Dhidhoo. He has a wide range of interests. These range from reading to playing football. He is usually very active and especially interested in football.

Muhammed Faalih Shakir

Cite this article as:

Muhammed Faalih Shakir, The Curious Case of Rockets, theCircle Composition, Volume 2, (2022).