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The path of instability

Our launch waiver from the FAA reopened for night launches. Creative rockets with strobe lights and various blinking contraptions glittered like alien ships at they drifted down on parachutes in the perfectly clear star sprinkled sky.

 

This photo by Ian Kluft of a drag race between two rockets shows the path that an unstable rocket can take…. The straight shot on the left is the winner.

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Uploaded on September 28, 2005