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Shock absorbent material to protect an egg

  1. Nov 3, 2015 #1
    I am doing the Bottle Rocket event for Science Olympiad and I have to have an egg strapped to an air pressured rocket which should not crack on the way down. What is the best and lightest material I can use to absorb the impact? I was thinking of a sponge or cotton. The rocket will be floating down in a slow speed but I still think that it's enough to crack an egg without the proper protection.
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  3. Nov 3, 2015 #2
  4. Nov 3, 2015 #3
    Thanks for the idea!
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