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# What makes a rocket move forward?

Updated: 5/22/2024

Kallie789

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Thrust from the combustion of rocket fuel.

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A rocket moves forward by expelling high-speed exhaust gases out of its engines, following Newton's third law of motion which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. As the gases are forced out of the rocket at a high velocity, the rocket experiences a thrust in the opposite direction, propelling it forward.

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