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Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Photo by Mark Pummell
Blast off
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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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Tuesday
56°
Cloudy
44%
Tuesday Night
36°
Cloudy
17%
Wednesday
42°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Wednesday Night
33°
Partly Cloudy
1%
Thursday
48°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Thursday Night
40°
Rain Showers
76%
Friday
52°
Rain Showers Likely
78%
Friday Night
43°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Saturday
56°
Chance Rain Showers
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Saturday Night
45°
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Sunday
56°
Rain Showers Likely
56%
Sunday Night
45°
Rain Showers Likely
60%
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