MadSci Network: Engineering

Re: how does a rocket engine work?

Date: Wed Aug 9 14:05:14 2000
Posted By: Sidney Chivers, , Nuclear Engineering, retired
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 965616470.Eg

There are different types of rockets, but basically rocket fuel is burned and 
exhausted out one end of the rocket with enough force to lift the rocket.

There is a lot more to rockets than you can find on the internet.  The 
following are some of the sites available:

Design and build your own:

How model rockets work:

Historical data on larger rockets:

Thanks for your question.

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