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Blue Skies

A wonderful roar and soar to 4,888 ft. (per the on board computer, 6% higher than the 4,605 ft. www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/370305434 of the blastoff. The sound was still impressive where we were perched up on a bluff top.

 

The launch was successful with the only damage coming from a unlucky nose cone to body collision during the turbulence of parachute deployment. The nose cone has 2 lbs of lead in the tip (for flight stability) and the flight computer. It was heavy enough to punch a golf-ball sized hole in the airframe from the apogee bounce. Should be a fairly easy repair.

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Taken on March 3, 2007