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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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Friday Night
43°
Cloudy
10%
Saturday
58°
Rain Showers
90%
Saturday Night
50°
Rain Showers
83%
Sunday
65°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
Sunday Night
45°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
Monday
62°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
20%
Monday Night
44°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Tuesday
67°
Partly Sunny
14%
Tuesday Night
48°
Partly Cloudy
19%
Wednesday
67°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
20%
Wednesday Night
47°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
20%
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