NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Rocketry Club will hold a clinic to investigate the basics of rocket flight from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Second Congregational Church.

Several members will be available to assist participants in building and designing their own 12-inch paper rockets. Participants can vary the nose cone, fins and weight of their rockets, which will be launched from a compressed air launcher in the adjoining parking lot, weather permitting.

There will be prizes awarded throughout the workshop – like most original and highest altitude. The cost will be $5 a person. All ages and abilities are welcome.

At 5 p.m. a homemade chili and chowder supper will be served. Salads, bread, chili, corn chowder, clam chowder, homemade desserts and pies will be available. Each supper will be $8 or two suppers for $15.

People can save a dollar and purchase an advanced ticket from a club member: Robbie Ripley, Megan Lewis, Jennifer Hatch, Destiny Rice, Sean Jordan, Chelsea Simcock, Luke Woodman, Elya Rice or Aaron Haslett. They can also contact Sandra Thomas at 743-8914, ext. 7315, or at [email protected]

The Rocketry Club is raising funds for rocket supplies, motors and travel expenses. They are participating in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, which means designing and building a rocket that will consistently reach 800 feet, have an exact flight time of 45 seconds and safely carry a payload of one raw egg.

Members are also planning a trip to Kennedy Space Center to see the actual rockets of some of the models.


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