They Launched the World’s First Candy-Powered Rocket and It Totally Worked

By Noah Kaufman |

Scientists may have finally come up with a good use for those gross candy flavors no one wants: Rocket fuel. Japanese candy maker UHA Mikakuto put together a crack of team of physicists, chemists and engineers for their Candy Rocket Project, which just enjoyed its first successful launch. The company, which makes all sorts of sweets in flavors like plum and spinach, claims it powered its rocket with only about 20 pieces candy. The rocket launched to a height of 813 feet and touched down safely, as expected. Check out the whole flight and a lot of excited children in the video above. The Mars rover is cool, but if NASA really wants to get people excited about space again they should try something like this. 

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