PHOTO 98-- Flight C-34 : July 28, 1984
|A puff of smoke signals ignition, which soon swelled into a column of smoke.|
The rocket climbed rapidly to a high altitude, nearly out of sight, and after fifteen seconds, the "pop" sound of the parachute charge was heard, and the smoke cloud from the charge was observed (which was quite faint, due to the high altitude).
The rocket descended by parachute, and touched down about one kilometre distant.
When the rocket was recovered, it was noticed that all four fins had sheared nearly completely off! All that remained of each fin was a small triangular portion. So much for plexiglas fins!