How do we get something off the ground and into the air? That question founded the field of rocketry, and the answer is rocket propulsion! Rockets launch fireworks, satellites, and space shuttles from the surface of the earth into the sky or outer space. Build a mini pop rocket mini pop rocket to explore the basics of rocketry in your own backyard.
Mini Pop Rocket
Photo from NASA of two rocket boosters detaching from the Space Shuttle. The Space Shuttle also has built in rockets to keep it going into space.