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Rockets #101

A man in a safety suit is holding a long thin balloon, while a young boy watches on.

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

Have you thought about?

  • What are some Australian space achievements?
  • When did the first rocket go into space?
  • How does a three-stage rocket work?
  • What are some different types of rockets?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

The show combines history, science and technology in a journey through rocketry and the space race. It covers science of thrust, fuels, explosions and all things that make rockets go.

For Educators

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Australian Curriculum - CORE Codes: Australian Curriculum - OPTIONAL Codes:

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