Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets (2018)

  • Stomp Rockets
  • Stomp Rockets
  • Stomp Rockets
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In "Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets," participants learn about how some rockets carry science tools—not scientists—into space, and how a special kind of rocket called "sounding rockets" can be used for quick, low-flying scientific missions into space. Participants will build and launch their own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft and launching them into a specific region of the space above our planet.



Learning Goals

• Some rockets carry science tools—not scientists—into space!

• Sounding rockets take quick, low-flying trips into space.

• Scientists use many different kinds of spacecraft to make new discoveries.



This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Owning institution

The Science Museum of Minnesota

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