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Title: Script for RocketFest 2014

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
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Fenimore, Edward E. Script for RocketFest 2014. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1154981.
Fenimore, Edward E. Script for RocketFest 2014. United States. doi:10.2172/1154981.
Fenimore, Edward E. Tue . "Script for RocketFest 2014". United States. doi:10.2172/1154981.
title = {Script for RocketFest 2014},
author = {Fenimore, Edward E.},
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doi = {10.2172/1154981},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014}

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