# Was there a history of segmented solid rockets prior to the Shuttle?

The Shuttle famously (perhaps infamously) had its solid rocket boosters built in segments, which were transported to KSC and then joined together. The SLS will similarly have segmented SRBs.

Were segmented solid rockets used before the Shuttle? If so, which was the first one?

Note that I am not asking about solid rockets in general, just segmented ones.