• Question: How big is a rocket???

    Asked by 875nch35 to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 14 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 14 Dec 2015:

      It depends!

      If you want to go somewhere fast, or if you want to take a big cargo there, then you been a huge rocket. The biggest rocket in history, the Saturn 5 , was 110m high – taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York!

      But you can also get tiny rockets, only about 10m high, that are for lifting small satellites up.

      Most rockets are in between. The rocket that will launch Tim to the space station tomorrow is about 50m tall – about as big as a tall building!