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Blast off: Annual Rockets for Schools sees another great turnout

9:44 PM, May 5, 2013
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Using a rocket to recharge a AA battery may be excessive, but it certainly makes things more interesting.

A small group of students from Roncalli High School in Manitowoc proved the point Saturday by launching a homemade rocket several thousand feet above the Lake Michigan shoreline in Sheboygan. While in the air, the rocket powered an old bicycle-light generator, which produced enough juice to nearly recharge the spent 1.5 volt battery they had attached to it.

"We didn't test this one ahead of time, so it was kind of nail-biting," said Rachel Linn, 15, a sophomore at Roncalli, shortly after ...

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