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ds news." i'm veronique. here's this week's top story. of the highest compliments you can pay someone is to call him or her a rocket scientist. but as our next report shows, you don't really have to be aet and successfully launch it. >> before we get into that, here's a short lesson on the history of rockets.ays ] when the chinese invented the first rockets, they didn't care
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midair because they mostly used. fast forward 2,000 years, and a british soldier named congreveapons, an idea he borrowed from india. but controlling their flight was difficult, and his own soldiers were as likely to be hit by thesiles as the enemy. rocketry really didn't take off until an american named goddard successfully launched the firstet in 1926. [ explosions ]ngland was bombarded by german rockets called the v1 and the v2. hitler hoped his "vengeance rockets" would pound the english into surrender.y didn't. after the war, rockets began to be used for more peaceful purposes. [ up-tempo classical music plays ]oon is in the
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placed in orbit by a russian rocket. >> in 1957, the russians sentatellite, sputnik i, into orbit. >> you are hearing the actual signals transmitted by the earth-circling satellite --tific feats of the age. [ beeping ] >> those eerie beeps from high above the earth set off the great space race between russia and while the soviets were the first to send a man into space, america was the first to land a man on the moon. for man... one...giant leap for mankind.c plays ] the first reusable manned rocket ship, officially called the
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we know it as the space shuttle. during their 30 years in service, these amazing craft flew 135 missions. watching the giant orbiter glidealways a thrilling sight. >> main gear touchdown.space agency got late into the rocket game, but in 2014, they were able to land the robotic explorer philae on a speeding comet.g on the surface. philae's talking to us. more data to come. [ cheers and applause ] [ mid-tempo orchestral music plays ]..2...1! [ cheers and applause ]ntly, there was celebrating on our side of the atlantic ocean. nasa's probe new horizons
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on a 9-year mission to fly by pluto. it sent back incredible photos from 3 billion miles away. [ music continues ]eminent scientists, stephen hawking, sent words of congratulations. >> i would like to congratulate and nasa on their pioneering decade long mission to explore the pluto system in the kuiper belt.king is paralyzed and speaks with the help of a computer. you can learn more about his incredible story in the hit movie "the theory of everything." a pretty good grasp of just how important rockets are in our world -- and out of it. when we return, you'll meet someho took top honors in an international rocketry challenge. "teen kids news" will be right
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>> here's the challenge -- to build a rocket that will fly about 800 feet into the sky carrying a raw egg, and then the h gently enough so as not to crack the egg. here's a look at what i mean. >> 3...2...1...launch! >> yes!attered cheers ]ly to an altitude of 800 feet... >> while carrying an egg which cannot crack upon re-entry to the earth.s to come down between 46 to 48 seconds. >> it has to be under 650 grams, and there's a limit of 22 inches long. plays ]
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you're the egg. but it's also cool if you're oned build and launch a rocket that can do that. and that's what the international rocketry challenge is all about. joining us from tv station wafflabama, are members of the rocketry team from the russellville city schools. hey, guys. why don't you introduce yourselves?. >> i'm mark keeton, the head sponsor. >> i'm andrew heath, and this is the rest of our team. >> first of all, congratulations. you not only won thetry challenge, you went on to win the international finals, as well. what was that like? >> well, it was extremely exciting. you know, after putting in allking the long hours, after winning, it felt amazing. >> it was very overwhelming.perience to be able to go, and it was very interesting to be able to be there and compete with the
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the exact rules, explain what you were judged on. >> well, we were challenged to build a rocket. that rocket had to reach anreturn within a flight time of 46 to 48 seconds, and safely carry a raw chicken's egg. and also, in the internationalso had to do a 10-minute presentation along with a question-and-answer section afterwards. >> in all, how many teams were you competing against? washington, there was around 700 teams, and once we got to washington, there was actually 101 teams, and in paris there was 3. >> wow!eams to just 3? mr. keeton, what would you say the team's secret for success was? >> i believe the team's secrethe motivation and drive that all of these students had. we went out into the field, we i mean, they just persevered. >> andrew, katie, what got you
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first place?ot me interested in rocketry had to do with one of my old science teachers. he started up robotics and rocketry teams, and he reallytting interested in both robotics and rocketry. >> i got interested in rocketryeam before, and they had just -- we -- they had asked me to be on it, and i thought it was gonna to be in, so... >> so, what does a rocketry club do during the year? >> well, most teams that competen start around september. we actually have a robotics competition that is in the fall, so we're not able to start until january.oes give us a late start, once we do get started, you know, we hit the ground running. >> mr. keeton, why is rocketry important?ve that they
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that space is the final frontier. and we, as a human race --ivation, that drive, to want to seek out the unknown and to expand and move out from where we currently are. coincidence that back when the space race was going on in the 1950s and '60s that both westerns and science fictionopular in both film and television. both have very striking similarities between the two -- expanding out into space. >> andrew, what would you say to other teens who might be club? >> well, i say, "go for it."rience for me, and it's not something where you think you have to be rocket-scientist material. especially with model rocketry, it's something for all ages. it's something that's fun and easy to do.
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starting up specifically a tarc team to reach out to us, and we're very open to helping them, you know, get on their feet and get going. >> terrific!ain on your big win. i'll bet you're still flying high. >> oh, yeah. >> yes. >> most definitely.club is more than just a blast. it might launch you on a great career in science. you can follow the link on our website for more information.m eric. >> i'll tell you about a movement that's giving more students the opportunity to play sports. "teen kids news" will be right
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>> in schools all across thes taking place.
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comes to sports, the playing field is being leveled. sports, you often need... >> strength. >> high stamina. >> talent and athleticism. >> and that's just what these athletes have. but for too many students, their't a physical limitation. rather, it's the lack of opportunity to participate. that, however, is changing,alled adapted sports. >> adapted sports are really sports that are designed specifically for kids with disabilities. >> the white house says thatties shouldn't be sidelined. they need to be given the same chance to play sports as other students. sometimes that just means making some simple adjustments to existing programs. for example...f, you could use a starting light, as opposed to the starting gun, in order to run on the track-and-field team. >> in other cases, school set up programs that are specifically geared to disabled students. the new guidelines encourage schools to follow the lead of
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adapted sports programs has been supporting disabled athletes here for over 20 years. >> i would tell anyone who-ness of adapted sports very simply, "come watch a game." [ crowd cheering ]was first approached, my opinion was, "you know, i don't want my son playing in a wheelchair environment." and i could have been -- nothingfurther from the truth as far as what it's done for him and how competitive it is. >> we all know that playing a sport can be good for any kid.benefits, it builds discipline and confidence. >> sports has taught me to be a better person, a more social person.ersations out there on the court, but it's also taught me that, like, drive in life -- to, you know, never give up and always be the person that you want to be.ur mind to it, you can do it. and i mean, that's true in
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>> it's estimated that 1.5 million american kids are of experience, but it's going to take a lot of work to get school districts to make the necessary changes. and that's where terry's >> so we led a whole advocacy effort working with members of congress and the administration to get some new guidelines out schools what's required in terms of providing kids with disabilities an equal opportunity to play sports. >> it's all about getting everyone into the game.ore, there's a link on our website. for "teen kids news," i'm daniella. [ bat cracks ] [ cheers and applause ] stadium in mlb history was the astrodome in houston, texas, which housed the houston astros from 1965 to 1999.mlb stadium to ever use artificial turf, which explains the term "astroturf." because of the success of theow seven
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that play their home games in domed ball parks.
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>> knowing what to do in a medical emergency can be life-saving. that's why knowing first aid is so important. right.tle miss muffet had it when that spider sat down beside her, she ran away.f us would do exactly what little miss muffet did, for the most part, spiders are harmless, right? >> in the u.s., the vaste not dangerous to humans. >> so if we're bitten by a harmless spider, do we need to apply first aid?
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with soap and water two or threel it heals. also, you can apply a cold compress, which is basically just an ice pack. just make sure that there is a piece of cloth between your skin and the ice.are dangerous? >> hmm. there's two of main concern. first is the black widow. it's identified by this red hourglass, but it's on the the second is the brown recluse, which also has a marking on its back in the shape of a violin. if you think you've been stungders, call 911. >> you know, the more i learn about spiders, the more i'm convinced that they're just little, ugly, disgusting creatures. ugh!ews," i'm emily. >> sharks are the fiercest predators of the sea. their unique sense of smellown prey many miles away. however, global warming is putting sharks into hot water. using carbon-dioxide levels in the
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the increase in carbon dioxide causes a decrease in the shark'sthat makes it harder for them to survive. and while you might not think that's a bad thing, it really is.le in the food chain. without these apex predators, the ocean's ecosystem could collapse.saster, and for not just the sharks but for us, as well. >> this message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation.your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and your mind on driving. >> i'm ready to go! [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] >> dude, i'm running late.
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[ engine revving [ crash ] [ siren wailing ] [ cheers and applause ] [ heart beating ] eers and applause ] [ flatline ] not a race! go your own pace! [ cheers and applause ] >> for almost 1,000 years, it'sations and funerals of british royalty. that story next on
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>> in this week's "uk ok" report, nicole takes us to one of london's most famous and most
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n the center of london is the area known as westminster. it's home to some of england's most iconic structures. for example, there'ster, more commonly known as the houses of parliament. it's the seat of british government. the stately four-sided clock tower most people call "big ben," but its official name is actually elizabeth's tower.the clock is the collegiate church of st. peter at westminster, but this beautiful building is known the world over by a far simplerbey. [ organ plays ]mes over the centuries, there's been a church here since the early 900s. [ music continues ]hedral in
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king edward iii began building the present structure. one of the abbey's firstn 1066 -- for william the conqueror. since then, just about every english ruler was crowned's chair. [ mendelssohn's "wedding march" plays ] the abbey has also been the location for many royal weddings, including that of prince william and one of the greatest honors britain has to offer is to be buried or commemorated here in westminster abbey.een elizabeth i lies. in fact, more than 3,000 others are buried here. in the central nave are sir isaac newton and in the area known as the poets' corner, there's geoffrey chaucer, charles dickens, and rudyard kipling.d for greatest humility goes to the 17th-century poet and playwright
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he had asked the king for just 18 square inches of floor space, standing up. there are other rich and famous luminaries who aren't buried here but had memorial services -- for example, winston churchill...are... and lady di, princess of wales. while some of the greatest figures in history are under thebe sure to look up. the vaulted ceilings and stained glass are incredible. in fact, those are hallmarks of popular in medieval times, you can recognize gothic architecture by a number of design elements. ceilings. there's usually a giant window in the shape of a flower, hence the name "rose window." flying buttresses. they're less a design element and more of a structural necessity. they keep the upper walls from
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the soaring twin towers that flank the west entrance are a relatively new addition. they were added in the 18th century.nce are 10 statues honoring martyrs of the 20th century. this one is of dr. martin luther king jr. as one of the architects of civil rights never dreamed of holding such a prominent place in british architecture.i'm nicole. >> hope you enjoyed this week's program, and we hope you join us again next week for "teen kids news."
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if you are in the market for some new wheels or maybe just want to check out some very sweet rides, you are in and auto show opens up today to the public. we have a preview. >> the driver door swings open. heavy set guy. gun in my face. a night out with friends turns into a nightmare for one local man. the terrifying story in his own words ahead. but first we are taking a live look outside this morning for you across the shores of lake erie. looking at downtown cleveland. a beautiful shot there.

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