|This rocket streaked off the launch pad and soared into the late evening sky. The rocket is faintly visible in this photo, climbing just beyond the crescent moon. |
Loaded with extra propellant, and of reduced mass (3.64 lb/1.65 kg), this rocket rose higher than most other flights, reaching an alititude estimated at nearly 2600 feet (800 metres). Parachute deployed at the peak altitude, and rocket drifted downwind for a total aloft time of 91 seconds. Landing occurred 2500 feet (700 metres) downrange.