On September 22, the sunny front lawn of Vanier College was the scene of another annual Rocket Launching Event organized by the Physics Department. Teams of students modified 600 ml plastic soft drink bottles with stabilizing fins, nose cones, strategically-placed weights, and decorations. Then partly filled with water and pumped up by the ever-energetic Hanns Wernecke, one by one they were launched into the blue. All participants received a prize, generously donated by the Bookstore, Student Services, and the VCSA, with a special first prize donated by Student Recruitment.

Special thanks to Ann Seymour, the principal organizer, who did her usual great job, and to MC Avrum Dunsky, launcher James Pan, pumper Hanns Wernecke, photographer Mike Cowan, eligibility checker Ali Alousi, vote counter (and referee) Hode Erdogan, and prize presenters Dean Caroline Hanrahan and Sara Tooher. See you next year!



Preparing a rocket for launch
Team No-Name: Jude Fernando (left), Hasnain Bashir Mirza (right)


The (eventually) winning rocket on the launch pad


Blastoff!
Physics teacher and official rocket launcher James Pan


Another rocket being prepared
James Pan and Youssef Tawil


Team: "The Winners" entry prepares for takeoff


Fasten your seat belts!
Team Bulldozer's Meisa Kourdaji (left), James Pan


It's off in a spray of water!


Ooh! Aah! (Note the water trail.)


Melissa Iacono with the Flying Angel


There she goes!


Another count-down begins…
James Pan and Waqas Muzafar


Up, up, and away!


Hans Wernecke pumps up the last rocket.


Congratulating the team leader of the winning team.
Nikolay Gigov (left) poses with Dean Caroline Hanrahan (right)


Presenting prizes for the 'Flying Angel' which won the 'people's choice' award.
Team Angel - Melissa Iaceno, Antonio Diioia, Karina. Far right: Dean Caroline Hanrahan


Mehwish receives prize for 2nd longest distance
Sarah Tooher presents award to Mehwish Sehgal (right)


Youssef Tawil and Sara Tooher

JOIN IN ON THE FUN NEXT YEAR!


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