Maul, Alfred (1864-1941)


Maul's rocket of 1904

Rocket schema - Credit: Peter Alway


German engineer who, in 1906, successfully took aerial photographs of the ground by attaching cameras to a black powder rocket, thereby creating the first instrumented sounding rocket. His 1912-model rocket carried a 20- by 25-cm photographic plate stabilized by a gyroscope. This method of reconnaissance was discontinued, however, upon the advent of airplanes.

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