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Rocket demonstration draws crowd to library

Chuck McClary, education staff from the Kansas Cosmosphere, demonstrates how rockets work with a homemade rocket fueled with methanol in the library basement Wednesday afternoon.

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The parking lot of the Great Bend Public Library was blocked all day Wednesday in anticipation of a rocketry demonstration that afternoon.  Chuck McClary, Education Staff for the Kansas Cosmosphere explained the history of liquid fueled rockets and demonstrated the power of ignited methanol in the library basement, thrilling a larger than anticipated crowd.  Then, it was time for an even great demonstration outside.  
As the audience lined the sidewalk along the north edge of the library, Great Bend Police and the city’s street crew blocked off Broadway between Stone and Williams streets.  McClary used a combination of liquid ...

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