• Question: How much fuel is needed to be able to fly to the moon and back?

    Asked by sophie28 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 15 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by Barry_Mubarack.
    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 15 Oct 2015:

      Hi 657trn32!

      It really depends on the spacecraft.

      For instance the Saturn V Moon Spacecraft needed 2,006,750L of Kerosine and 1,576,280L of Liquid Oxygen!

      The Cosmic Rocket I will give you if I win only needs baking soda and vinegar, but then again only travels 50ft 😉