Welcome to our collection of ROCKET coloring pages for kids. Click the Rocket pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every rocket coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.
Fun Facts About Rockets for Kids?
What do you think about rockets? Would you like to go into space on a rocket? Me too. I want to see those billions of stars in space. Let’s talk about these fascinating machines.
- A rocket is a human-made machine that uses a rocket engine’s power to travel.
- The name rocket comes from “rocchetta,” meaning “little spindle” or “bobbin”-Italian words.
- Who do you think first developed rockets? The ancient Chinese in the 1200s or 13th century. They used rockets as fireworks.
- Rockets and spacecraft can transport humans into space.
- The military can use rockets to deliver bombs.
- Unique engines with fuel propel rockets forward.
- A rocket engine can work in space because it doesn’t need air like a jet engine.
- Have you seen a rocket blasting off? Hot gas comes out of the rocket’s back due to burning fuel or propellant.
- The engine’s exhaust pushes the rocket forward.
- What’s the speed of the rocket? It can travel at 15,000 miles per hour in less than eight minutes. That’s incredible!
- The Earth’s gravity can’t pull a rocket because of speed.
- Scottish astronomer William Leitch was the first to suggest launching humans into space in 1861.
- Gunpowder was used to fuel rockets before 1926.
- Robert Goddard was the first individual to create a rocket to use liquid fuel in 1926.
- Which country first launched a rocket into space? It was Nazi Germany’s V-2 rocket in 10944.
- The Soviet Union R-7 Semyoka missile was called an intercontinental ballistic missile. That’s because it could travel more than 3,400 miles in 1957.
- In 1957, the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 8K71PS was the first rocket to launch a satellite into space.
- The same rocket launched a dog called Laika into space in 1957 on November 3.
- The Soviet Union Molniya 8K78 rocket was the first to launch a spacecraft into our Solar System in 1961 on February 12.
- The Soviet Union Vostok-K 8K72K rocket was the first rocket to launch a human into space in 1961 on April 12.
- . On 1963 June 16, the Soviet Union’s Vostok-K 8K72K was the first rocket to launch a female into space.
- The Soviet Union Molniya-M 8K78M rocket was the first to launch a rocket spacecraft without human control on January 31 of 1966.
- The United States Saturn V SA-506 was the first rocket to launch a human into space and landed on the Moon on July 16 of 1969.
- Humans launched rockets 800 years ago.
- Scientists sent monkeys and dogs into space before sending humans.
- A human traveled around the Earth on a giant rocket for 108 minutes in April 1961.
- An Atlas B booster circled the Earth on Dec.18, 1958, with a tape-recorded Christmas message from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- The Mercury Atlas-5 transported Enos the Chimp into space on November 29, 1926. The orbit ran for an hour and 28.5 minutes.
- John Glenn flew into space on the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) on February 20, 1962. He became the first American to travel around the Earth.
Free Printable Rocket Coloring Pages
Now you’re ready for another fun-filled coloring activity-the free rocket coloring pages. They are great for kids to encourage creativity and imagination as they color planets in outer space.
Creative kids can use colored pencils and markers to produce brilliant printable coloring pages. Each rocket ship coloring page offers children many exciting ideas about stars, astronauts, spaceships, and more.
Adults and teachers can also have fun working with kids illustrating the rocket coloring pages. There’s everything for everyone. For example, children can learn about space exploration and notable astronauts in the U.S. and worldwide.
Kill boredom and let your kids enjoy journeying into outer space.