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Join the NPL Water Rocket Challenge 2022!

Join the NPL Water Rocket Challenge 2022!

 28 Apr 2022 | views: 818 | Competitions

This is NPL’s 23rd annual water rocket challenge which is being held on the 21st June at the National Physical Laboratory Sports Ground, Teddington.

The Challenge is to land an air pressurised rocket, using water as a propellant, exactly 70m from launch point, three times, with extra points for flight duration.

The challenge will be split into two sessions:

  1. A schools afternoon event, with an arrival time of 11.30am and a launch off at 12:30pm.
  2. Then there will be a further open competition in the evening, with an arrival time of 5.30pm and launch at 6.30pm.

Registration can be found on the NPL Water Rocket Challenge webpage,

Scroll down NPL’s page to find lots of useful information, including scientific facts and design tips, downloadable rocket making guides and downloadable water rocket simulator software.

Suitable for, school children, STEM Ambassadors and anyone who enjoys outdoor explosive water experiments.