- In →
- CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
- SCIENCE CENTER
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 in a few seconds. The two rockets are completely independent, and they may be used simultaneously or separately.
Compressed Air Source