How do water rockets work?


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2008-04-06 22:55:45
2008-04-06 22:55:45

They work on compressed air. Water is the propellant but the compressed air forces it out under pressure.

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Water rockets use water and air modern rockets use thrust and oxygen.

Rockets take off to carry things (called payloads) into space. Do you mean 'how' do rockets take off, or how do rockets work?

solid rockets use blackpowder to propel the rocket, while water (and pressure) propels liquid rockets

Yes. The space shuttle uses rockets in space to manuever.

Rockets generally work better in the space as compared on air. This is because there is no air resistance on the space.

action - reaction principle.

No they cannot. Why do you think that they're called 'dirt rockets'

Yes, both work by action/reaction. Model rockets are just much smaller, thus have much less fuel, so can't go near as high or as far.

Water rockets need fins because the rocket needs to stay in balance....without fins on a water rocket, the water rocket would be going out of control because it is not in balance!

The most advanced rockets work like their larger counterparts: solid fuel is burned inside a tube, and the exhaust gases rush out (down), pushing the rocket in the opposite direction (up). Other rockets use pressurized water or carbon dioxide as propellants, again being released in the downward direction so that the opposite force is applied to lift the rocket.

water is needed to keep the air in until the water is expelled out.

Water rockets uses the water as a fuel for take off. The water is the thing that made it fly as friction opposes the water and the air, hence , the water rocket will fly. The distance the rocket travelled is affected by how it was made, amount of water, and how well it was made.

The bottle is partly filled with water and sealed. The bottle is then pressurized with a gas, usually air compressed from a bicycle pump. that basically work on Newton's law of reaction.

If you mean the water-and-compressed-air powered toy rockets, they generally work best when filled about halfway... but don't take my word for it, try different water levels and see!

What materials do you need to build a water rocket?

After WW2 he developed three rockets for the US: the Redstone, the Jupiter and then Project Apollo's Saturn.

There is water in the bottle and the air gets compressed to launch the bottle into the air, and when it reaches apegy, the parachute comes out and lands the bottle safely.

To but pressure for it can fly high

Rocket ships land in the water, the sea.

Space shuttles, space rockets and also the atmosphere

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Simply put, they take the oxygen with them.

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