University of Hertfordshire lecturer develops toffee rocket

TOFFEE – a delicious sweet that is enjoyed by millions worldwide, but is not much use for anything; except eating and breaking teeth on of course! That was until a

THE ROCKET FEATURED ON BBC ONE'S BANG GOES THE THEORY

TOFFEE - a delicious sweet that is enjoyed by millions worldwide, but is not much use for anything; except eating and breaking teeth on of course!

That was until a boffin at the University of Hertfordshire decided to use the treat to power a rocket.

This month it has been one small step for man, one giant leap for confectionery, as toffee was used by principal lecturer Ray Wilkinson, to power a hybrid rocket motor for an experiment on BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory.


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For more information about studying rocketry at the university visit www.rockets.herts.ac.uk

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