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Water rockets are ISRO’s new found love
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Water rockets are ISRO's new found love

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a water rocket in the middle of a school field in Bengaluru to mark the launch of a competition which saw participation from several countries Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Colombia and other south-east Asian and Pacific region countries.

launched a water rocket in the middle of a school

Credit: The Hindu

The rockets are built using large plastic bottles and other materials like PVC sheets, insulation tapes and model clay. They are filled with a little water and pressurised before being launched. These can easily travel over 100 metres and clear the height of a five-storeyed building.

Indian Space Research Organisation

Credit: Bangalore Mirror

The people around the K V School in Indiranagar saw a beautiful sight during the event organized under the umbrella of Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF). The competition was aimed at teaching rocket science to students.

APRSAF ISRO water rocket