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R O C K E T S . Company Name: New Aerospace Corporation Team Name: R.O.F.L. Presenters: Christopher Herrman , Abel Tachiri , Rohan Desai Presented to: UTA Access to Engineering camp 6/10/2011. Presentation Outline. History of Rockets Forces Acting on a Rocket in Flight

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r o c k e t s


Company Name: New Aerospace Corporation

Team Name: R.O.F.L.

Presenters: Christopher Herrman, Abel Tachiri, Rohan Desai

Presented to: UTA Access to Engineering camp


presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • History of Rockets
  • Forces Acting on a Rocket in Flight
  • What WE Did
  • How it Should Work
the history of rockets
The History of Rockets
  • The ancient Chinese were the first to use rockets in 1232 AD.
  • They mainly used rockets for fire-arrows and fireworks.
the history of rockets1
The History of Rockets
  • In 1650, Joanes de Fontana of Italy designed a surface-running rocket-powered torpedo for setting enemy ships on fire.
the history of rockets2
The History of Rockets
  • In 1696, a Polish artillery expert, KazimierzSiemienowicz, published a series of drawings for a staged rocket.
the history of rockets3
The History of Rockets
  • In 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, became the first human in space.
  • In 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.
the forces acting on a rocket
The Forces Acting on a Rocket
  • There are four main forces that affect a rocket namely: Lift, drag, thrust and weight(gravity)
  • Lift acts perpendicular to the direction of motion
  • Lift will be acting sideways to the rocket and stabilize it
  • Drag is when air pushes against the forward motion of the rocket.
  • Drag slows down an object in motion.
  • A force that moves an object through the air.
  • It is the gravitational force that brings an object to the ground.
  • Build 2 rockets out of paper, balsa wood, and glue
  • One rocket should go as high as possible
  • The other rocket should go as far as possible
parts of our rocket
Parts of our Rocket
  • Body Tube – The main part of the rocket. In a true model, it houses the engine, shock cord, and a parachute.
  • Fins – Act as feather’s on an arrow. The fins prevent the rocket from wobbling/tumbling.
  • Nose cone – The point of the nosecone is aerodynamic, and thus helps reduce drag. Also, in our rocket, the nosecone, helps the pressure build up.
what we did
What WE Did
  • Dimensions of our rockets
  • Measure dimensions of body, then cut it out.
  • Fold body paper around 1in. diameter tube, gluing as you go.
  • Measure out a circle with .5 in. greater than the length of nose.
  • Fold circle into cone and glue to the rocket.
  • Create fins from Balsa wood sheets.
  • Glue fins onto rockets.
  • Apply glue to the entire rocket.
  • Dry rockets over 3-day period.
  • 3...2... 1... FIRE!
citations props to our contributors
Citations (Props to our contributors)
  • www.Nasa.gov
  • www.braeunig.us
  • http://downloads.cas.psu.edu/4h/AerospaceSupp/Activities/Rockets/Overview/RocketsLesson2.htm
  • http://downloads.cas.psu.edu/4h/AerospaceSupp/Activities/Rockets/Overview/RocketsLesson1.htm
  • http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/Rockets.htm