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Having a blast in rocketry club


With private contractors vying for contracts to ferry goods, equipment and eventually people into outer space, perhaps one of those entrepreneurs will have gotten their start in Mark Baughan’s rocket club at Goldendale Middle School.

“I have had 160 kids go through rocket club in eight years,” said Baughan this week as his club prepared for a Tuesday launch. His system is to have eighth graders teach seventh graders during the lunch time activity.

This year, the Gear Up program supported rocket club by purchasing materials. Gear Up has been involved in the project until recently when their funds were cut. However, according to coordinator, Molly Fahlenkamp, “we have another grant...

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