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BUILDING & LAUNCHING ROCKETS


Posted Date: 02/25/2020

BUILDING & LAUNCHING ROCKETS

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Town students and staff attended school on February 25.   K-12 grade students under Mr. Cushman’s supervision worked together to build and launch rockets.  After lunch, they headed back to the drawing board to make some adjustments.  Excited voices came from the gym as they launched their final rockets.  

 

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FUN FACT:  On October 27, 1961, NASA launched its first Saturn rocket, a major milestone in the challenge to send humans to the moon before the end of the decade and return them safely to earth.

The first space rocket was invented by Wernher Von Braun. It was the V-2 missile which was used by the nazis as a weapon. Joining the SS and building a rocket for military purposes was the only way Von Braun could start achieving his dream of sending humanity to the moon which he finally did as the chief of NASA in 1969.