I believe that it's an issue of some interest in the history of aviation.
There's an interesting text on the subject, freely available in the internet (in German) by Austrian rocket pioneer Max Valier. https://booksc.org/book/80611012/6a4e2a [From his book 'Raketenfahrt', München / Oldenbourg, 1930]
Valier gives extensive and valuable details on the rocket-powered glider that was possibly the first rocket-propelled vehicle to become airborne, but he also mentions a semi-legendary account of a Chinese attempt, centuries ago, by a mandarin Wan-Hu... (page 236).
A fragment of Valier's text:
Abundant details on that rocket plane follow...