Monday
64°
Chance Rain Showers
47%
Monday Night
50°
Chance Rain Showers
53%
Tuesday
57°
Chance Rain Showers
54%
Tuesday Night
46°
Chance Rain Showers
46%
Wednesday
56°
Mostly Cloudy
19%
Wednesday Night
37°
Partly Cloudy
8%
Thursday
60°
Mostly Sunny
14%
Thursday Night
42°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Friday
59°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
57%
Friday Night
37°
Rain Showers Likely
61%
3 Day
Extended
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Blast off
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

J.R. Nixon, 13, loads a rocket onto a launching pad Friday morning at Four Seasons Park in Minster. Nixon and other members of the Minster Middle School Rocket Team are trying to qualify for the national Team America Rocket Challenge. Teams must design, build and fly a model rocket that can lift a raw egg to exactly 825 feet in 40-45 seconds and then return the egg to earth undamaged using a streamer recovery system. The top 100 teams are invited to the national event in Washington, D.C., in May, where prizes include $60,000 in cash and several scholarships.

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