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Up, up and away…..local 4-Hers launch rockets

Photo credit:Douglas Dispatch

Several members of the Double Adobe Rocketeers 4-H Club spent part of their morning on Saturday, May 28 launching rockets high into the air at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport.

Group leader John Vaughn said the rockets had to be built, launched and details of what happened during the launch in order for them to be accepted at the Cochise County Fair in September.

A total of six rockets in all were launched. All went up, one crashed right after lift off and two went so high the winds caught the parachute as it was coming down and carried it off into a non-recoverable area of the airport.