The Martian Chronicles

How does the rocket melt winter?


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In the novel's first chapter, Ohio is in the midst of a cold and blustery winter..... the Midwest at its best. Nearby in a launching field, a rocket takes off, leaving a fiery trail behind it, which turns the falling snow to heated rain, and the banks of snow on the landscape into a wet soggy mess. The people in Ohio think of this event as "Rocket Summer".


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