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Ask Dr. Universe: What would you use to make a rocket?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Whether it’s a model rocket you build in the backyard or one that launches a space shuttle, there are lots of materials you could use.

So, when I saw your question I grabbed my lab coat and safety goggles and zoomed over to my friend Jake Leachman’s lab. He’s a rocket scientist and engineer at Washington State University.

“Even a summer sausage could be a rocket,” said Leachman. That is, if you don’t get hungry first.

Learn more in the complete Dr. Universe column here.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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