German rocket pioneer, Klaus Riedel and associates testing an Achenstaber rocket in 1931
Germany Date:1931 Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
First test of a precursor to the Mirak rocket in Germany. Diagram of the so-called Achenstaber rocket.. Rocket pioneer, Klaus Riedel, and an associate, hold the long slender rocket. A barn with sandbagged window is seen behind them. The men lower the rocket through guidance brackets in a wooden pole. The rocket fuse is ignited and the rocket rises fairly high into the sky but tilts over and dives, crashing into the ground. Riedel and associates stand near a truck carrying metal framework designed to guide a rocket.
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