What is the difference Between a Rocket and a Missile?

What is the difference between a rocket and a missile? We wanted to know so we did a few searches on the internet to find out. Here is what we learned.


  • Rockets blow up in mid air
  • all rockets are missiles
  • rocketsĀ  don’t do much damage
  • rockets have gasses coming out while moving
  • rockets are unguided
  • rockets don’t go as far as missiles


  • Missiles go straight to targets
  • Missiles are guided
  • Missiles don’t have gas while moving
  • Missiles go farther than rockets
  • Missiles make a lot of damage