Air Rockets

With the Air Rockets exhibit, visitors can shoot rockets up guide wires with a great whoosh of escaping air! Guests pressurize and launch 2-liter bottle rockets to varying heights. Using two buttons (fill and launch), the rocket is filled to the desired pressure indicated on a pressure gauge and then launched straight up into the air.

Within seconds of launch, the rocket falls back to a spring-loaded landing pad. The cycle time is short enough that visitors quickly can try a variety of air pressures. Once landed, the system resets itself and is ready to pressurize again within seconds. The two rockets are completely independent, and they may be used simultaneously or separately.

Themes:

Air​ Pressure, Speed, Motion

Locations:

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA  

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA

Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH

Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN

Chicago Museum of Science and History, Chicago IL

Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL

Inspiria Science Centre, Grålum, Norway

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