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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Friday Night
30°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Saturday
39°
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday Night
31°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Sunday
40°
Rain Likely
55%
Sunday Night
31°
Mostly Cloudy
30%
Monday
41°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Monday Night
37°
Rain Likely
59%
Tuesday
44°
Rain/Snow
89%
Tuesday Night
34°
Mostly Cloudy
24%
Wednesday
39°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Wednesday Night
30°
Chance Snow
44%
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