Rockets for Yuri

Celebrate 50 years of human spaceflight




Nationwide rocket launch 

on 12th April 2011


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight, YuriGagarin50 would like to propose a mass launch of "stomp" and other water/air powered rockets at 12 noon BST on 12th April 2011.


Do you want to be involved?


At YuriGagarin50 we have used some of the top brains in the country to design a model for you to try.


Instructions on how to build your own rocket:

 Download: Launch Manual 1


Why not get some friends together and organise a Rocket Party for "Rockets For Yuri"!

All we ask is that you record your results and post them on the YuriGagarin50 social networking sites:

Twitter     @YuriGagarin50    




See demonstrations of the YuriGagarin50 Air-Powered rocket at

 See more demonstrations at the National Space Centre website




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