The Sky's the Limit

Rockets are essential to space exploration. Following from their studies into space Stage 3 experimented with rocket design.

The Sky's the Limit

Term 2 & 3, 2021 Rockets are essential to space exploration. Following from their studies into space Stage 3 spent some of the tail end of Term 2 experimenting with rocket design. The cargo was an egg and the brief included a flight into space (or maybe just higher than the MPC roof) and a safe return to earth. Students had to consider the protection of their fragile cargo and the air pressure required to achieve the high flight path. Parachutes were a common feature on a number of the student's designs and test flights off the Library stairs help in the refining of rocket design. Term 3 saw the rockets put to the full test. Did the egg break? How high did they fly? Using water and oxygen to launch the rockets all but one of the eggs made it back to earth in one piece. Some rockets went close to reaching the heights of the MPC roof, however design modifications are now being made in order to reach this goal.