There is something majestic in seeing a controlled explosion where a projectile launches and flys at a speed that the mind struggles to comprehend.

A rocket is a projectile that vehicles use to obtain thrust from a rocket engine. Rocket engines work by an action and reaction where they push rockets forward by expelling their exhaust in the opposite direction at high speed.

Let's have a look at some of the rockets that make spaceflight possible.

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Retired Rockets

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Current Rockets

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Future Rockets

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"Rockets are cool. There's no getting around that."

-Elon Musk