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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Good morning crew,

Today is Independence Day. Huzzah for the Republic! I hope you are having a fun and safe holiday today.

As a special Fourth of July treat I'm going to tell you how to make your very own launch vehicle using nothing more than a soup can, a few fire-crackers and a little water.

This is something we used to do as kids after we promised our parents we wouldn't play with firecrackers, so I'm warning you before-hand, DO NOT blow your fingers off! And if you happen to live in a state where fireworks are prohibited... you'll just have to move.

So you take your soup can (with only one end removed) and using a Philips head screw-driver puncture a small hole in the solid end as near to the center as you can manage.

Into this hole place your firecracker (with the wick on the outside of the can, of course). The fit should be as tight as possible. If you've made the hole too big, I'm sorry, you'll have to start over with a new can.

When we were feeling like real rocket scientists, as kids, we would seal the firecracker in the hole with candle wax, but there is really not much improvement in performance.

Once you have your rocket complete, place the assembly in a shallow pan of water in an open area, ignite your propellant, and TAKE COVER!

If you've done everything right you should get 15-20 feet of altitude out of it. And if you want to send a passenger up you can tape a little, green army guy to the can, but this will throw off the trajectory.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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