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Title Scope: Rockets
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary Scope is taking off for another episode full of rockets, rockets and more rockets! From rockets made from balloons to space shuttles designed by NASA, and everything in between, this episode of Scope is a blast! ROCKETS 101What is a rocket? Long cylinders with pointy noses, blasting into space? Well, yes, sometimes, but there is a lot more to them than that! Dr Rob explains what it takes to take-off with a rocket engine, and where we can find them!ROCKETS EXPERIMENTJunior scientist Tasmin, experiments with balloons to best harness the power of air to make a straight flying balloon rocket.ROCKET DESIGNWhat does a rocket need to fly and navigate through space? Aerospace engineer Leon Ballis, from RMIT University shows us the important features all rockets need, and explains how a well-designed rocket flies!WATER ROCKETSMost people think rocket science is pretty tricky stuff, but student competitors at the International Water Rocket Competition are up for the challenge. Join Naomi Mathers from the Victorian Space Science Education Centre as she follows the competitors as they design, create and launch their precision flying water rockets. MARS ROVERScott and Ruby, students from Strathmore Secondary College, take us on a tour of their simulated mission to Mars. Joined by fellow junior scientists and engineers, they drive the mars rover around a simulated Martian landscape and conduct lots of experiments!SCRAMSPACEAn engine with no moving parts that can fly ten times the speed of sound? That's what Professor Russel Boyce from the University of Queensland is working on! These scramjets will hopefully launch Australia's very own satellites into space. Professor Boyce explains how these incredible engines work and what research is being done to make them even better!So don't forget to report in to mission control and join Dr Rob as he once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-07-30 at 09:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Hot water rockets.
Rocket engines.
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Design and construction.
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Launching.
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Testing.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Rob, host
Boyce, Russel, host
Mathers, Naomi, host