Rocket - Types

Types

Vehicle configurations

Rocket vehicles are often constructed in the archetypal tall thin "rocket" shape that takes off vertically, but there are actually many different types of rockets including:

  • tiny models such as balloon rockets, water rockets, skyrockets or small solid rockets that can be purchased at a hobby store
  • missiles
  • space rockets such as the enormous Saturn V used for the Apollo program
  • rocket cars
  • rocket bike
  • rocket-powered aircraft (including rocket assisted takeoff of conventional aircraft- JATO)
  • rocket sleds
  • rocket trains
  • rocket torpedos
  • rocket-powered jet packs
  • rapid escape systems such as ejection seats and launch escape systems
  • space probes

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