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American Rocket Society

The American Rocket Society began life on April 4th 1930 under the name American Interplanetary Society. It was founded by G. Edward Pendray, David Lasser, Laurence Manning and others. It's name was changed to American Rocket Society on April 6th 1934. The end came in early 1963 when it was absorbed into the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The American Rocket Society did pioneering work in the 1930s testing the design requirements of liquid-fuelled rockets, with a number of successful test launches occurring in this period pointing the way to the United States space program.



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