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The JPL-Ordnance Wac Corporal was an early technology testbed, which led eventually to the operational Corporal rocket of the US Army.
Wac Corporal Chronology
1944 Jun 1 -
- Cal Tech studies storable liquid propellants.
Cal Tech studied pumping of liquid rocket propellants, particularly nitric acid, resulting in successful design in 1945, which was set aside for future use because of difficulty in handling.
1945 Jul 4 -
- 17 - Emme, Eugene M, Aeronautics and Astronautics: An American Chronology of Science and Technology in the Exploration of Space 1915-1960, NASA, 1961. HTML when accessed: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/timeline.html
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