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Lift off: 'Rocket Boy' visits area children

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Some local kids are dreaming a little bigger after a visit from a local hero Tuesday morning.

Billy Rose, one of the original West Virginia "Rocket Boys," stopped over to Westminster Preschool for rocket demonstrations.  

The kids had the chance to shoot three different kinds of rockets -- a balloon rocket, a stomp rocket and a bottle rocket.  That was all that could be safely shot in the space, but they kids and Rose still had a great time.  

"In 20 years, we may have an astronaut right here -- another West Virginia astronaut right here in this group of children!" says Rose.  

About 40 kids at the preschool saw the rockets this morning, and Rose will be back again tomorrow morning to show them to more children.  

 


 

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