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I learned more about thrust, weight and trajectory (and the neighbors' roof!) with these neat little water rockets. They were so much fun for a kid, especially during backyard BBQ's! The rocket would spray a great amount of water out the back, which would then rain directly back down on our dinner guests! It's was a hoot! This scene is from Memphis Tennessee in 1957. We stayed out back that night, amid clouds of magical fireflies, and watched Sputnik race across the skies.

Obviously, I never forgot it.
Rocket Science