Rockets and multi-staged rockets 火药
Stephen Payton and Aileen Alfaro
Why were these rockets invented?
The ancient rockets developed by the Chinese were used for military campaigns and were also developed into fireworks, which were used for entertainment and celebrations. During the 12th century the rockets were improved which gave them a greater range. They were used during many wars throughout the Yuan and Qing dynasties. Many new types of rocket were developed, each with its own special use and purpose. The nine dragon arrow is one of the most famous, and the flock of bee arrow is actually much more similar to the modern rockets you see today.
Huo Long Chu Shui 火龙出水
The Fire Dragon out of The Water (a two stage rocket)
Chinese Fire Arrows
Bamboo tied to an arrow
Fei kong Sha Tong 飛空砂筒
Flying Sky Sand Tube (a two stage rocket)
How do these rockets work?
I think the Chinese use of their invention is great. The way they are able to use rockets for battle as well as fireworks for festivals and celebrations amazes me. I never thought that something so entertaining can be so dangerous.