March 15: Opel built the first rocket-powered car on this date in 1928

On this date 84 years ago, German automaker Opel launched the world’s first rocket-propelled car. The vehicle, dubbed RAK.1, was conceived by Max Valier, a freelance science writer from Austria; produced by Opel publicity chief Fritz von Opel (grandson of company founder Adam Opel); and powered by Friedrich Sander’s solid fuel rockets. The initial test [...]
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