//What Goes Up, Must Come Down.

What Goes Up, Must Come Down.

Over the last six months, SPARK: Keele’s Physics and Astrophysics society, has been competing in the UKSEDS National Rocketry Competition.1 The results of this competition were recently released with SPARK landing with a first place victory.

As part of this competition the team had to design, build, and launch a rocket with a scientific purpose. SPARK chose to investigate the Magnus Effect:  a particular effect consequence of Bernoulli’s Principle.2 You can read more about the Bernoulli’s Principle in their paper.

You can read their papers below.

You can find out more about SPARK by visiting their website keelespark.org.uk.


  1. TeeJay Taiwo. November 2017. Winner of National Rocketry Championship 2016 – 17. URL: http://ukseds.org/2017/11/winner-of-national-rocketry-championship-2016-17/ (accessed 6th November 2017).
  2. K. Turner, A. Agathanggelou, et al. June 2017. SPARK: What Goes Up