rockets facts Selected as the most interesting among astronautics related questions in Astronautics quiz Who built the first rocket powerful enough to enter outer space?Germans. V2, built by Wernher von Braun, was the first ballistic missile that could reach outer space. It was specifically targeted at London. Nazis also planned submarine-towed launch platforms, that would have allowed a U-boat to launch V-2 missiles against the United States.Created by: Kasiaastronautics facts » Which space rocket was the most powerful ever?Saturn V sent astronauts to the Moon. Fully fueled it had a total mass of 6.5 million pounds (3,000 metric tons) and a payload capacity of 260,000 pounds (120,000 kg). Its engines were heard from 50 miles away.Created by: Kasiaastronauts facts » How long did it take Apollo 11 flight to reach the Moon? 3 days. It took 1 minute of flight to reach Mach 1 and 12 minutes to enter Earth's orbit. After one and a half orbits, the third-stage engine pushed the spacecraft onto its three-day long travel to the Moon.Created by: Hitter smasherMoon facts » What is the NATO reporting name for this Russian intercontinental ballistic missile?Satan. The Russian R-36 (NATO code: SS-18 Satan) is a family of intercontinental ballistic missiles designed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This missile was viewed by analysts as giving the Soviet Union first strike advantage over the U.S. It could be deployed with 10 warheads and up to 40 penetration aids. Contemporary U.S. missiles carried up to three warheads at most.Created by: globalquiz.orgSoviet Union facts » Where is the Baikonur Cosmodrome?In Kazakhstan. Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in the center of Kazakhstan on the right bank of the Syr Darya river. Both the space launch facility and the neighboring city of Baikonur are rented and administered by the Russian Federation.Created by: globalquiz.orgKazakhstan facts » When was the first rocket launched into space in the history of mankind?October 3, 1942. The first rocket that reached space was the German V2 rocket during a test flight Oct. 3, 1942.Created by: Krzysztof Moskalastronomy facts » The highest speed with which a man travelled was ...24,791 mph (39,896 km/h). According to the 2002 Guinness World Records, Apollo 10 set the record for the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle: 39,897 km/h (11.08 km/s or 24,791 mph) on May 26, 1969, during the return from the Moon. Created by: Tschuka space facts » Space Ship One, the first private manned space ship, is known for its unusual fuel. What is it?Rubber. SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched rocket-powered aircraft with suborbital flight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s using a hybrid rocket motor. Tier One uses a hybrid rocket motor supplied by SpaceDev, with solid hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB, or rubber) fuel and liquid nitrous oxide oxidizer. It generates 88 kN (20,000 lbf) of thrust, and can burn for about 87 s (1.45 min).Created by: Tschuka technology facts » From what country did the Germans launch most of V2 rockets?From the Netherlands. The V-2 was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. The missile, powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, was developed during the Second World War in Germany as a "vengeance weapon", assigned to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings against German cities. V2 rockets were fired from the Netherlands near the HagueCreated by: Tschuka Third Reich facts » Play astronautics quiz and see all the questions.