National Physical Laboratory

Water Rocket Challenge Water Rocket Challenge

Aim for the sky in our annual Water Rocket Challenge, which sees hundreds of participants, from school teams to adults, battling it out to become champion.


View photos from our 2014 Water Rocket Challenge.


View past scores, photos and videos from past Water Rocket Challenges since 2003.

Help us celebrate 16 years of NPL's Water Rocket Challenge in June 2015!

Date and details will appear here shortly.

Did you know?

We've raised over £12,500 for charity since the Water Rocket Challenge started in 2003.

2014 Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies over Teddington on Wednesday 18 June 2014 for our 15th annual competition.

Find out more and view official scores

The Essentials

Every competition has to have them! Here's where you'll find all the extra information to make sure the event is safe and fair, and everything you could possibly need to get yourself started!


Find posters below to put up in your classroom or home!


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