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Rochedale Rockets written by Charlotte Kendall

On Saturday 30 July we went to a Rocketry Challenge which was on a farm just outside of Beaudesert. The challenge was to launch a rocket to 850 feet. Princess Rombano, Caitlyn Christie and Jetsun Davies and I built a one metre high rocket and painted it, with my two rescue sausage dogs, Tom and Kurzer. We launched our rocket "Nevilled Eggs" with gun powder and It went 1008 feet in the air at 287 miles per hour. It was in the air for about four minutes and when it came down it landed on the barbed-wire fence in a cow paddock.
When the judges checked the altimeter, we had achived a second place. Our rocket recorded the highest height, so we were all very proud. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to be part of the "Rocketry Challenge".