The Annual Goddard Cup Water Rocket Competition is hosted by the Department of Physics and honors the legacy of Robert Goddard at WPI. All schools in Worcester County, kindergarten through college, are invited to send teams of students to the event. Each team must include a member of their school’s faculty to serve as team leader.This event is open to middle to high school student teams. We look forward to you joining us in striving for the Cup!
Why Water Rockets?
Dr. Goddard launched the world’s first liquid fuel rocket on March 16, 1926. To honor his achievement, we thought it fitting that the participants use “liquid fuel” as well. Of course, whereas Dr. Goddard used a combustible fuel, for safety purposes we choose non-combustible water. Novices! Do not let that disturb your orbit. Track our links to the World Wide Web and marvel at the stratospheric feats of pop-bottles filled with pressurized water.