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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 Night
35°
Cloudy
20%
Wednesday
41°
Mostly Cloudy
2%
Wednesday Night
32°
Partly Cloudy
2%
Thursday
49°
Mostly Cloudy
18%
Thursday Night
42°
Rain Likely
74%
Friday
53°
Chance Rain
61%
Friday Night
43°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Saturday
56°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
24%
Saturday Night
45°
Chance Rain Showers
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Sunday
56°
Rain Showers Likely
56%
Sunday Night
45°
Rain Showers Likely
60%
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