The King’s College, a private academic institution led by King Adam, has announced that it will begin during the month of March the development of small, domestically-manufactured rockets that are to be used for canopy research in the woodland of Rosewood.
Because the rockets will not require significant amounts of power to launch experiments into the treetops, they will be powered by a simple reaction between acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate.
Several years ago, residents of what is now the Überstadti capital experienced several failed attempts at launching similar vehicles into trees, with one exploding on the launch pad. The King says that such problems will be avoided during this project through more careful use of science.
“Our earlier private attempts at tree rocketry were not informed by principles of chemistry or engineering,” he reported. “The proper application of such principles by our scholars, along with quality experimentation to improve the accuracy of the rockets, should lead to success.”
A number of projects are being devised to learn more about life and climatic conditions in Überstadt’s tall trees. King Adam conceded, however, that larger expenditures on more powerful rockets may prove necessary for more comprehensive research in the future.
“We will deal with that when the time comes. For now, we simply wish to put a rocket in a tree and retrieve it in one piece by May Day.”