YOU Gateway to Space - - Liftoff! -

Four smaller, very pow­er­ful booster rock­ets and a cen­tral rocket are all ig­nited at the same time. They burn the pro­pel­lants liq­uid oxy­gen and kerosene in the com­bus­tion cham­bers at high ve­loc­ity which forces the rocket to launch in the op­po­site di­rec­tion – sky­ward. Once the four booster rock­ets have used up all their fuel, they are no longer nec­es­sary. They are dis­carded and fall back to Earth in an iso­lated and un­in­hab­ited area.

DU­RA­TION 2 min­utes AL­TI­TUDE 40 km

Rock­ets launch space­craft in sev­eral stages.

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