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NEFAR's June 2008 Launch

Calm winds made for a good day for launching rockets during NEFAR's June launch.


A couple of Thors were launched - one from the high-power pads and one from the low-power pads.


The high-power one was launched first.


Steve Pollak flew is upscale Mars Lander.


Bracha and I weren't planning to fly anything, but, on impulse, we bought a motor from an on-site vendor for our Big Daddy Akavish.


3 .. 2 .. 1 ...


BOOM! The motor CATOed.


The motor shot through the motor mount and partially through the top of the spider's head. [View Video]


Paul Robinson of Animal Motor Works took a look at the remains of the motor (it wasn't one of his, by the way) and thinks that the reload kit might have been dropped or crushed before I bought it - causing one or more of the grains to crack.


Carl Campbell's flight a minute later was much more successful.


More spectacular flights followed including a Nike Smoke on a "sparky" motor.


Additional photographs of the June launch taken by Bracha Smith and Roger Smith are available for viewing in the Payload Bay Gallery.


High-Speed Videos of the June 2008 NEFAR Launch

[Posted: 2008-06-20 | Updated: 2008-06-29]


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