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Blast me to the moon
We take a look at the very beginning of rockets, including the somewhat obscure origins of gunpowder. The cherry on the top of our explosive cake is a story about how one man tried to build a huge gun that could launch things into space.
Here’s the rabithole I went down—a sight that explains how to build your own bow and arrows.
Here’s a bit about the history of rockets.
Here are a couple of sights on the origins and history of gunpowder.
Gunpowder: Origins in the East
Here’s a bit about how big guns developed over time.
12 Key Moments in the History of Artillery
Here’s a sight with more information about the research using a giant gun to fire things to high altitude.