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A rocket is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine. Rocket engine exhaust is formed entirely from propellants carried within the rocket before use.

See also


General rocketry

Recreational rocketry

Recreational pyrotechnic rocketry

  • Bottle rocket—small firework type rocket often launched from bottles
  • Skyrocket—fireworks that typically explode at apogee


Rockets for Research


  • Equivalence principle—Einstein was able to show that the effects of gravity were completely equivalent to a rocket's acceleration in any small region of space
  • Rocket Festival—Tradition bamboo rockets of Laos and Northeastern Thailand
  • Rocket mail—an ill-fated attempt to commercialize rocketry

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