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100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The space rockot

The space rocket

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

The space rocket

The nose cone of the research rocket Nike Orion constructed by Swedish Space Corporation in 1998. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The space rocket

The nose cone of the research rocket Nike Orion constructed by Swedish Space Corporation in 1998. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

Rubrik för små genier

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The space rocket

Our curiosity is never satisfied. We will promptly climb mountains and dive down into the depths of the ocean, even though it is hard work, highly dangerous and incredibly expensive. And the Earth is not enough to satisfy our curiosity — the eyes are turned upwards, towards endless space. A fifth of the Earth´s population followed Neil Armstrong´s first step on the moon in 1969. What was perhaps important was that it was "one small step for man, one small step for mankind."

To tear oneself away from the Earth´s gravitation a rocket must have a speed of at least 27,350 kilometres an hour when it starts. Between 90 and 95 % of the rocket´s weight is fuel. When the fuel is burned hot gases form which stream out of the rocket´s nozzle and drives it forward. Many space research projects have led to important innovations.

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