Sunday, June 05, 2005
SciPort: SkyCycle debuts; the art of rocketry and parachutes is demonstrated
Several styles of rockets were demonstrated. Mini pop rockets, for instance, were fired inside the building. To their credit, the SciPort techies have built the rockets and launchers from easily-scavenged materials. And SciPort's guides were adept at answering questions about whether one might Do This at Home (we plan to).
The SkyCycle debuted this weekend. We found it a marvelous concept and grand piece of work but anticlimactic in the performance. Riders, by the way, must be 5' tall to operate the SkyCycle.
SciPort has the enviable position of placement beside the river. The serpentine sidewalks and dancing fountains of Riverside Park beckon as a bonus for those who are so virtuous as to visit the science center.
See more at SciPort.org.