KARACHI: Water rockets, having first been introduced in Pakistan in 2007, are now a household name all over the country. Water rocket demonstrations, workshops and competitions have become a regular feature of the World Space Week celebrations and are organized annually by SUPARCO Institute of Technical Training (SITT).
Apart from Water Rocket events arranged nationally, Pakistan also participates in the annual water rocket events organized by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency at the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum. Last year, Muhammad Owais of Government SITE Model School represented Pakistan at APRSAF-19 events held at Malaysia.
Over the past three years, SUPARCO has successfully arranged water rocket training workshops at 10 different cities across Pakistan which included Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Peshawar, Gilgit, Abbottabad and Quetta .These workshops continue to remain a huge success and have now become a much anticipated feature of the annual World Space Week celebration in Pakistan.
Water rocket teachers training will be held on 11 September 2013. During this workshop, teachers will be briefed about the construction and applications for water rockets. In Karachi alone, 111 teachers from 61 different private and public schools will attend the events. The teachers will pass on this knowledge to their students and these students will participate in the 4th annual national water rocket competition to be held on 04 October 2013 at SUPARCO headquarters in Karachi.